What will ­become of Drummondville High School?

By Gordon Lambie

It has been more than 60 years now since high school students last walked the halls, and almost 40 since it closed as the local English Elementary School, but the building that was built to serve as Drummondville High School still stands, for the moment. Having served as home to the city’s municipal library and historical society until those establishments were given a new, modern home in 2017, the structure has now been in limbo for several years while the municipal administration tries to find someone interested in buying it. Meeting with The Record outside of their alma mater on Monday, Barry Husk and Leonard Desfosses shared their concerns that the building might soon disappear from the local landscape. “The city has put out a bid for tenders,” Husk said, “It’s basically been rezoned as a residential zone, and there are people who have bid on it with proposals to tear (the building) down and put up a three or four storey building for residential properties.” Dominic Villeneuve, the Director of Communications for the City of Drummondville, stressed to The Record that there has been no formal decision made at this time as to the building’s future. See full story in the Tuesday, Feb. 18 edition of The Record.

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