Bruce Mines

Going, Going, Gone

 

Going, Going, Gone

The Arthur Henderson Annex or old Bruce Mines District High School, as many will remember it, has been demolished.

The Algoma District School Board received $210,000 in capital funding from the Ontario Government to demolish the vacant school.

The job was awarded to Colins Haulage Inc. and demolition of the building started last Wednesday, July 22nd. The demolition project will be completed in August.

The annex has not been used for classes in the past three years. All classes from JK- Grade 6 are in the Arthur Henderson School.

The annex was built in 1956 to house 150 plus district high school students in grade 9-13. Students came from Hilton Beach, Plummer Additional, Johnson Township and other areas within the school district for the five year course.  The annex was used as a district high school until September 1972, when CASS was opened in Desbarats.  

Jane Smith, our "Local History-Down the Line" columnist, dug up some history on the annex and in her yearbook found a copy of this poem. It was written by Lorna Robinson, who was a student in the last high school class in Bruce Mines.

Going, Going, Gone

Going, Going, Gone

Going, Going, Gone

Going, Going, Gone