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Historic high school demolished

Updated: Tuesday, January 14 2014, 06:23 PM EST

By: Adam Del Rosso

TORONTO, Ohio --

It's been a fixture in downtown Toronto since the 1920s. Sitting on the corner of Myers and Third, the old Toronto High School was the home to thousands of students and teachers.


On Tuesday, history was made as the walls literally came crashing down.


"We had a lot of good times, a lot of nice teachers. It's just very sad to see it torn down," said Hedgie Sutherin, class of 1945.


Sutherin was just one of the many stopping by to take pictures, reminisce and even grab a piece of history.


"I got bricks from every one of the buildings that was torn down and I have them in my yard. Just for remembrance," Sutherin said.


"I'll tell you what. It's going to look strange. You’re going be able to look clear up the north end of town. It's going to be different," added neighbor Terry Jones.


The 1927 yearbook shows the school in great shape, but with time taking its toll, some realize it was ready to go.


"It was in bad shape. It would have taken too much money to try to even revamp the place," Jones said.


Nate Jones, Terry’s son and a 1998 graduate, said "I know in my heart, it's hard to see it going down, but it is what it is. One goes down, another one goes up."


"I think the best times we had was with the teachers. We had very good teachers. They were friendly. It was a happy time," added Sutherin.

Historic high school demolished

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