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District 200 to Sell Hubble Bricks

District 200 will sill bricks from old Hubble school building in Wheaton as it is demolished and cleared for a Mariano's Fresh Market.

District 200 announced Thursday it will begin selling bricks from the old Hubble school building in Wheaton as it is demolished in the next few weeks. 

The District is working to have a commemorative plaque created that will be attached to each brick, according to the District 200 website. The cost of the bricks is not yet determined.

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District 200 spokesman Erica Loiacono said the cost of the plaques attached to the bricks will determine the cost. She said the district will contact people in the next few weeks to notify them of the sale.

Anyone interested in receiving a brick may contact Erica Loiacono, erica.loiacono@cusd200.org or 630-682-2469, with their full name, email address, phone number and number of requested bricks.

Developers expect to completely demolish the old Hubble school within the next six weeks to clear the site for a Mariano's Fresh Market in Wheaton.

Developer Bradford Real Estate on Sept. 10 closed on the Hubble property at the corner of Roosevelt and Naperville roads in Wheaton. Bradford CFO Chad Jones said Bradford will begin excavating and clearing the site in front of the school building mid-October.

Related:

  • Hubble: Crews to Demolish Building in Next 6 Weeks
  • District 200 Closes on Hubble Property
  • Park District to Pay Bonus for Jan. 1 Completion of Hubble Gyms

 

Sheryl September 27, 2012 at 07:01 PM
It was a High School from 1935-1992 - Please call it Wheaton Central High School instead of Hubble. Hubble was just a small part of its history.
Ruby September 27, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I agree and am hoping that the plaque commemorates Wheaton Central or at least there is an option for that...
billy September 28, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Oh great, just like the doctor says, bend over - ti won't hurt: We votes to abandon the old Hubble because it could NOT be maintained, we vote to sell the property at fraction of the estimated worth and now we can buy bricks complete with dunce caps!
MK September 28, 2012 at 09:56 PM
You'll find a couple bricks in the intersection of Naperville Rd and Roosevelt Rd in the middle of the intersection from a trucker. It tested my new tires. Tires won this time. Progress can be good when facilities outlive their usefulness. Be open to change. It is sad to see it go, but tomorrow is an entirely new day. Much is preserved, but memories are stronger for the alums. I am not an alumnus.
Trevor December 20, 2012 at 04:19 AM
A dilapidated school costs the city a lot of money. A new shopping center makes the city money. I learned that in middle school.

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