Former Toledo high school prepped for wrecking ball

The historic Libbey High School is not the only endangered Toledo school building these days.

The former Harriet Whitney High School near downtown is about to be torn down. Asbestos removal is now underway at the former girls vocational school, located on Washington St. just next to the former Macomber High School.

Toledo Public Schools says once asbestos removal is complete at Harriet Whitney, the art-deco building will be ready for demolition.

City officials say no demolition permits have been issued.

Harriet Whitney closed in 1991 after opening in 1939. Twenty years after opening, the school joined with neighboring school boys school, Macomber, to become Macomber-Whitney.