Mildred McAnelly, teacher
Mrs. McAnelly and interviewer Wayne Sundberg were
talking about an old light plant that was to be torn
down. "Why don't they build things to last, like
they used to? They just rip and tear. Get something up
and they use it for about ten years and it's no good
anymore. We tear it down. What if they had done that with
Constitution Hall? And with Independence Hall and all
those places that are so revered in our history?There
won't be anything left. They have destroyed most of the
buildings they should have saved. That little Episcopal
church should have been saved.
They Build Things to Last?"
August 28, 1972
Interviewer: Wayne Sundberg
The old Franklin school was a real nice school. There
were four rooms downstairs, and then a central stairway
that went up and turned that away and this away. And
there were four rooms upstairs. I liked the Remington
school too. It was a nice old building. It was the only
building in town that had a Latin motto over the door. I
think they may have saved that. . . It had a Latin Motto.
'Let there be light,' when it was translated and the date
1878. That was the year I was born."
Although her family (Goldsborough) home on Meldrum
street was torn down after 100 years, Mrs. McAnelly lived
for some 70 years in the brick house still at 610 West
Mountain, built for her by her husband in 1904.