Deconstruction begins on Prestonsburg Elementary
Work crews began tearing down Prestonsburg Elementary yesterday, bringing an end to a place that housed as many memories as kids over the years. The Prestonsburg Grade School was created during the great Depression out of the Works Program Administration and is expected to be completely torn down over the next two weeks. The school opened Sept. 30, 1940, and cost what seems now like a cheap $200,000 to build. However, that same $200,000 in 1940 would be worth over $3.2 million today.