Crews demolish two West Carrollton schools; bricks available to public

Crews demolish C.F. Holiday Elementary School at 4100 South Dixie Drive Tuesday June 21, 2022. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

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Crews demolish C.F. Holiday Elementary School at 4100 South Dixie Drive Tuesday June 21, 2022. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

The West Carrollton school district has been demolishing two of its schools this week, and the public can take home a piece of each as a memento.

Razing of C. F. Holliday Elementary at 4100 S. Dixie Drive, and the Walter Shade Early Childhood Center, 510 E. Pease Ave., began Monday and made rapid progress. District officials said the process should wrap up this week or next.

Bricks from each school will be available following the demolition, Superintendent Andrea Townsend told this news outlet.

“C.F. Holliday had the community request a brick at the farewell tours we had a few months ago,” Townsend said. “We will have extra bricks for those who missed the tours.”

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The Walter Shade Early Childhood Center at 510 East Pease Ave. is being demolished on Tuesday June 21, 2022. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

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The Walter Shade Early Childhood Center at 510 East Pease Ave. is being demolished on Tuesday June 21, 2022. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

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The Walter Shade Early Childhood Center at 510 East Pease Ave. is being demolished on Tuesday June 21, 2022. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

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Walter Shade ECC was a 57,988-square-foot building constructed in 1954 and occupied by pre-K through kindergarten. C.F. Holliday was a 50,875-square-foot building constructed in 1950 and was one of three elementary schools housing first through fifth grades. An addition to the facility was completed in 1957.

There is a committee working on commemorating the buildings and the history of the district, Townsend said.

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The Walter Shade Early Childhood Center at 510 East Pease Ave. is being demolished on Tuesday June 21, 2022. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

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The Walter Shade Early Childhood Center at 510 East Pease Ave. is being demolished on Tuesday June 21, 2022. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

Credit: JIM NOELKER

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The Walter Shade Early Childhood Center at 510 East Pease Ave. is being demolished on Tuesday June 21, 2022. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

Credit: JIM NOELKER

Credit: JIM NOELKER

The schools are being replaced by a new 94,854-square foot West Carrollton Early Childhood Center and a 70,840-square-foot West Carrollton Intermediate School. The early childhood center will house preschool through 1st grade and the intermediate school will house students in 5th and 6th grades.

The new buildings are a result of community voters approving a bond issue in November 2019. Both buildings remain on track to open this fall for the 2022-23 school year, Townsend said.

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