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1927 school building being demolished

An iconic 1920s building in Flint is being demolished right now. The former Catholic school holds many memories for its former students. (Photo Credit: Stephanie Parkinson)

An iconic 1920s building in Flint is being demolished right now. The former Catholic school holds many memories for its former students.

Tina James drove by and was shocked when she saw the demolition happening. She went to school at the building in the late 1980s when it was an alternative school for girls who were pregnant during high school. Before that it was a popular Catholic school.

Most recently, Catholic Charities used the first floor but much of the space went unused.

It’s a special spot for James who says if it wasn't for the alternative school she doesn't think she would have graduated high school.

"I'm just saddened because it's just a beautiful old building and it's just a memory of Flint that's going to be missed,” said Tina James, former student.

"We right-sized for our mission and what we're doing,” said Mary Stevenson, Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties. "It's a lot of building if you're not able to fill it with something and be able to afford it. So this is going to let us do that and better serve the people who come to us for help."

Since much of the old school building wasn't being used nothing will replace it. However, the newer building attached to it will get some renovations so that space can be better utilized by Catholic Charities.

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