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Martinez Elementary School torn down

Readers share thoughts of elementary school on Facebook

Posted: July 10, 2013 - 12:16am
Demolition continues on Martinez Elementary School to make way for a new school on the same site. Former pupils are sad to see the school go.  Photo by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Demolition continues on Martinez Elementary School to make way for a new school on the same site. Former pupils are sad to see the school go.

Susan Wolfe Cale: My guys’ school … I hate to see the building being torn down, but it will be exciting to see the new one go up.

Jean Wren Roper: Sad. Lots of memories there. I remember being in the library when the announcement came over the intercom telling us the president (JFK) had been shot. I was in fifth grade, and we were all crying.

Susan Wheelin Shehata: Wow, I only went there for the seventh grade, but I always hate to see things I remember being torn down. Sad to see the little scissors, etc on the wall.

Sybil Covington Knapp: I went to school there in the first and second grade, then they built South Columbia. That was a very long time ago ... Sad to see it go!

Patricia Newsome Price: Hope they build it big enough to accommodate all the kids in the area, like the new Evans Elementary on Gibbs Rd. Build them big enough, then won’t have to build so many.

Kim Shaw Ball: That’s my old school. This makes me a little sad!

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