April 5, 2008

BLAST FROM THE PAST!

 

 

AND THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN!

Saturday, April 12, 2008, marks the 35th anniversary of the demolition of our beloved Driver High School.  Below are the only remnants I have, with the exception of the fond memories.  My mother was lucky enough to have inherited a few of the bricks from the building. - Jill Hinty Keener.

 

   

This poem "Of Hallowed Stone.. ...", was written about the beloved Driver High School by Joseph R. Casey.

 

        

 

         

 

The Building was torn down by my uncle, Gene Lawson.  He had the Pontiac dealership on South Main.  A lot of the building became part of the dam on a 34 acre pond he had constructed.  The railings of the old gym were used around the dock.  Before the final demolition he told his crew to hold up because he wanted to go up to the second floor and jump up and down on the bridge one more time.  Remember the bridge? - Fred Lawson. 

What memories do you have of the old high school?  Where was the main office located?  Which door did you enter each morning?  Please share your thoughts and memories on the Forum.