WEBER COUNTY, Utah — The oldest school building in Weber County is about to be demolished to make room for a new school.
But before they tear it down, several people in the community wanted to share their memories and say goodbye.
“It is bittersweet, a lot of the community members have memories of the building being here,” Principal Michael Geilmann said.
West Weber Elementary School was built in 1928. Back then, it was just a simple school house, but over the years the district added on.
Despite that, the building has always maintained the look of the original school, which is why the principal said it’s important that part of the old building design can be seen in the new one.
“That brick work is going to be copied and brought into our new design,” Geilmann said.
Over the last 86 years, multiple generations started their education at West Weber Elementary School.