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Polish church to tear down old school

By Bill Raack, KWMU

St. Louis – A remnant of the St. Louis area's Polish heritage will soon be no more.

Demolition is scheduled to begin Monday on the old St. Stanislaus Kostka School in north St. Louis.

Built in 1922, the school has not been used to teach elementary students since the mid 1950's.

It has deteriorated ever since, and parish board member Stan Rozanski said it's time to say goodbye.

"For all practical purposes, the school has been used for storage and for a few of the clubs and organizations at the parish since the late 50's," Rozanski said.

Rozanski said a park will replace the school on the site. Demolition will take about two months.

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