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Razed in Texas

Denison High School (c. 1913)
Denison, Texas

Photos courtesy Mike Price
Denison High School, demolished in Texas
Denison High School being razed
Photo courtesy
Mike Price

Demolished for the sake of “progress.”

Many business and civic leaders across the country believe that by razing historic buildings such as this, their town will suddenly become an economic success story. Perhaps they need to look at the wasteland of vacant lots across small town America and search for success stories there. Perhaps they are too young to remember the wholesale destruction of historic buildings in the 50s and 60s under the progressive-sounding name of “urban renewal.”

This once beautiful and distinctive Texas architectural treasure is well on its way to becoming another Walgreen’s pharmacy. Our sympathies to the people of Denison. - Editor
Denison High School,  Denison, Texas
Denison High School in 2002
Photo Courtesy
Robin Jett
Denison High School close up,  demolished in Texas
Denison High School being razed, close-up
Photo courtesy
Mike Price
Photographer's Note:
Subject: Razed- Denison 9/27/07

Old Denison high school being razed following several months of legal fights. - Mike Price, September 26, 2007

Remembering the Old Denison High School
I am Louise McLaughlin, a mixed media artist. I am so sorry the community of Denison lost their battle to save the Old Denison High School. As an artist, I would like to make a tribute to the people who went to DHS. I want to honor the memory and events from the century-old DHS. I am looking for historical information and pictures to form into a memorial, an artistic representation of the history of DHS and the people and events that help make Denison a great place to call home. If anyone can contribute images or information on the school, they can connect me at: weezycake@yahoo.com Thank You, Louise McLaughlin, September 19, 2007
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