BH Cee64D - 50
My chilhood home, that is.
I saw a picture in todays paper that showed (mostly) empty space where the older boys had their dormitories. I had to orient myself to the picture before I realized which buildings had come down. One of them was the one my H had been in while he was there. I don't know if *all* of the boys' dorms are gone (there were 5) because the picture didn't cover the entire area but I'm reasonably sure none are left. I'm also reasonably sure the older girls' dormitories (5 of those as well) are either also gone or will be soon. They've already demolished two of the dorms I lived in (one was the third oldest building on the campus). They've dismantled the one iconic structure of the place (the Civil War cannons that were at the entrance), the barn, the hospital and the bandshell. They've converted the entire gym, vocational school snd the administration building into offices. And it was a shame about the administration building since the second and third floors were composed of apartments. Could have made a bundle renting them out.
Anyway, next on the demolition list is the power plant. Put outva lot of power while I was there. Enough to heat at least 18 buildings on 144 acres. Itvwas steam heat from a coal-fired furnace which also powered the whistlebthat every student and employee heard 7 to 8 times a day, one of which told downtown Xenia it was the end of the business day.
Anyway, I expect there won't be much of anything left of the old place in a couple years.
FWW (me) - 51
All affairs are variations on a theme. No one has 'Beethoven's 5th' to everyone else's 'Chopsticks'.