BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) - The former Bowling Green Junior High building on Wooster Street is being torn down this week. People in the community said they are sad to see it go.
There were crowds of people watching the building's demolition. Many of them went to school in the building. All of them said it has been an important part of the community.
The building has not been used for several years. The Bowling Green School District sold it to the city, which sold it to a private company called Midwest Environmental Control. Midwest officials said the company is now tearing down the building, removing asbestos, and leveling the lot with intentions of reselling it to the city.
Bowling Green officials said this plan is less expensive than if the city were to do the work itself.
Members of the community said they understand why the building is being torn down, but are still mourning the loss.
"It's been a gathering place, a place with beautiful architecture just to look at. Just a lot of memories for a lot of people," said Carol Lashuay, who attended the school.
The current owner of the building said he is saving bricks for people to keep as memorabilia.