My Old Madison High School--POOF!
The building from which I was graduated (1958) sat near the base of the Ashland Road hill (background above) from sometime in the early 1900s. It served its last years as a middle school and was demolished this past Spring.
My classmates will remember there was a new gymnasium and lots of classrooms added to that building while we were there. They would have been on the left above. The old football field remains--out of the above photo on the right.
That's the new middle school below. It is located just east of the corner of McElroy Rd., and Grace St. Notice the masonary archway in front of the new building. That was severed from our old high school entrance and installed here as a nice historical portal for the new schoolhouse.
The current high school, of course, is located on Esley Lane; a view of which is being blocked in the lower photo.
Last winter, the students left our old building for their Christmas break and reported back to school in their new building; a pretty nice Christmas present.