Florence high school demolished

There was not much left of the former school in Florence. An emergency order for demolition was issued for the building Friday.

One of Dawn-Euphemia’s historic building has been demolished.

In 1938 the newly built Florence Public and Continuation School replaced the former 65-year-old school building which was later demolished.

The new building remained in use until 1965 when Euphemia Central School opened.

Residents walking by noticed pieces of the building looked ready to collapse and had to the potential to injury people. Lambton County building officials stepped in and started demolishing the building under an emergency order according to local residents Friday. The demolition continued into the night.

The demolition was to be completed Saturday.