The Coos Bay School District will begin demolition of the Harding Learning Center this week in order to make way for Marshfield Junior High. In February, the community was invited to visit the 1923 building one last time in order to share memories at the Harding Learning Center Farewell event. Those who attended the event reminisced over school dances and females being able to wear pants and lipstick for the first time. If you would like to share your memories or pictures of the Harding Learning Center, please share them on social media and include #HardingLearningCenter in your post.
If you’d like to watch the demolition of the building it will be available on a live stream linked here and will go live once it begins. A time lapsed video will also be available once it is complete.