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When Good Buildings Go Down

(Scanned photograph of Maysville Academy, source unknown)

The Maysville Academy was built in 1829. In 1836, Ulysses S. Grant attended there at the age of 14. It was one of the most famous institutions in the Ohio River Valley.

(Scanned photograph of Maysville Academy demolition, source unknown)

Citing structural defects that would prevent renovation, the building was demolished in the Spring of 1998. According to unconfirmed local rumors, the building was torn down to make way for condos on the side of the hill overlooking downtown Maysville. These, of course, were never built. All that remains today are a few stone outcroppings (See: Exploring the Maysville Academy Site from our September 2006 Issue)