[July 11, 2019]
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Monday, July 8, 2019
was the first day of demolition of the old part of Mount Pulaski
High School located at 206 South Spring Street in Mount Pulaski.
Core Construction of Morton, Illinois is in charge of the project
and crews arrived on site with two excavators Monday morning.
The crews began on the west side of the building and headed east
inside the fence that was put up alongside Cooke Street.
Before noon word spread around town that the demolition had begun
and a small crowd gathered to video the falling bricks. Throughout
the day the excavators worked diligently and before long the entire
old gymnasium and girls locker room was dismantled. The wrecking
crew also made ruins of the old cafeteria and upstairs classrooms on
By early evening the high hoes were parked, the workers headed home
and the bystanders came to the conclusion that the demolition would
not take too long to complete.
The Main Office still stands and old classrooms where the Spanish
and Social Studies teachers once held classes still remain, but they
are next in line for demolition.
Temporary classrooms have also been transported to the high school
parking lot as students will have classes there during the 2019-2020
school year while the new addition is being constructed.
The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2020.