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Washington Elementary opens doors for alumni at open house

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Generations of families came out to see Sioux City's Washington Elementary one more time. Generations of families came out to see Sioux City's Washington Elementary one more time.

A school that's stood in Sioux City since the 1920s became memory lane Sunday afternoon. Washington Elementary School held an open house that attracted alumni and current students for tours.

It gave them the chance to take one final look at their old school before it closes. The building is set to be demolished at the end of the school year.

Students will spend the next two years in Longfellow Elementary, while a new school is built. Many say it's hard to see their old school go.

"Got three generations. I've got my children and now my grandchildren that have been through here. Principal for this school is still around and one of the teachers that I know of is still here too," said Keith Petersen of Sioux City.

The dirt will turn on the new building in October. School officials hope to have construction complete by June of 2015.

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