FLORA, Ind. (WLFI) – Demolition is underway as Flora residents say goodbye to an old school house. Crews are about half-way through demolishing the old building.
Monroe Township School was first built in the 1930s to replace a school that had burned down previously. The building has not been used in nearly 30 years and was beginning to become hazardous to neighboring residents.
Flora Town Council President Josh Ayres said he is sad to see the building go.
“Some people are pretty emotional about it. It’s been a landmark since 1930. I’ve heard some talk. Everybody’s sad to see it go, but understands that it can’t stay the way it is forever,” said Ayres.
Demolition is expected to be complete within the next month. Ayres said there are no plans currently to construct anything on the land.
“There’s actually an older school buried underneath this one, so we really can’t do something with it as far as building something on top of it unless that problem is taken care of,” said Ayres.
Ayres said it will be up to the community to decide what to do with the property.