Yes it's true everyone. After many years of being abandoned and forelorn, Washburne Trade School located at 3100 South Kedzie Avenue on Chicago's near southwest side, is finally being demolished. I took this view looking northwest on South Kedzie Avenue at the east side of the building. This is the building that hosted the Amusement Machine Repair Class, and the Body and Fender repair class. The brown building in the background is where the schools Cafeteria was located on the 2nd floor, as well as the Electrical engineering , Vending Machine Repair, the Chefs Program, and the Capentry shop.
The school closed in the late 1980's after several sonsored trade programs decided to vacate the premises. The site is rumored to be redeveloped into a large city park as of this posting. Originally the Liquid Carbonic Company plant, and later Washburne Trade School, this industrial landmark from Chicago's Little Village neighborhood will soon be gone for good.