22 Murray homes being demolished to make way for new junior high

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  • SamiAntha Murray, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    Seriously, am I the only one wondering if Jane Spence found her father's bsseball cards? What an odd detail for the reporter to leave out.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Feb. 2, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    It's a sad day. That was a nice neighborhood, solid well kept homes, great families. At one time I knew almost everyone on that part of Hillside Drive because it was in my ward. I have many great memories from those days. Families like the Davies, Jensens, Mrs. Losser.

    I grew up on another part of Hillside Drive, just off of 5600 South. I drove down the north part of Hillside Drive last night and it saddened me to see empty houses that I've known and seen all my life.

    I'm sad that Murray School District couldn't have come up with a plan to re-build Hillcrest Jr. High in a way that would not have had an effect on the people living on Hillside Drive. Sad that Murray is losing a great neighborhood, and great people. Some have passed on, some moved years ago but the memories and influence remain.

    BTW, no part of the existing Hillcrest Jr. High was built in 1911. That part of the school was torn down years ago. The oldest building left is the Industrial Arts building.