Emge Packing Co. on West Eighth Street has given way to the wrecking ball, except for a small part that still houses city equipment.
The campground tabernacle used for the Church of God Convention in its early years collapsed in 1960 during a snowstorm. It was replaced in 1962 by the big round Warner Auditorium, which itself was condemned because of asbestos problems and razed a few years ago.
The original Old Main that housed Anderson College for half a century came down to make way for Anderson University’s Decker Hall.
Anderson High School had stood at 14th and Lincoln streets since 1910. The annex was added in 1938. School reorganization took the school south, and a 1999 fire destroyed both wings of the old school, leaving only the Wigwam and newest wings. The entire complex is now vacant.
And we’ve only scratched the surface.
Jim Bailey’s reflections on Anderson’s past appear on Sunday. His regular column appears on Wednesday. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.