|The view this past Saturday morning|
You can read about it here and here.
I drove over there this past sunny Saturday morning to take a gander through the fence. Naturally, they decided to knock down the band room first. It's sad to see it all torn up.
Anyway, it'll be very melancholy indeed to see the whole building eventually leveled. I don't think the controversy of abandoning the Admiral Ernest J. King name will ever be put to rest.
Could anyone watching the pomp of the dedication ceremony in October 1961 (below) have imagined that in slightly more than 50 years, the building, the name and a big chunk of Lorain's Naval heritage would be gone?
|Photo courtesy of the Black River Historical Society|