Manny Abarca (foreground) helped organize an unsuccessful campaign to save the 115-year-old Thacher Elementary School. He stands with (from left) SueAnn Slavens-Erb, Tony Sciara, the Rev. Ann Rundquist, Flo Brown, Michael Waters and Dorri Partain on Friday among the debris of the former school at 5008 Independence Ave. in Kansas City.
Manny Abarca (foreground) helped organize an unsuccessful campaign to save the 115-year-old Thacher Elementary School. He stands with (from left) SueAnn Slavens-Erb, Tony Sciara, the Rev. Ann Rundquist, Flo Brown, Michael Waters and Dorri Partain on Friday among the debris of the former school at 5008 Independence Ave. in Kansas City. ALLISON LONG along@kcstar.com
Manny Abarca (foreground) helped organize an unsuccessful campaign to save the 115-year-old Thacher Elementary School. He stands with (from left) SueAnn Slavens-Erb, Tony Sciara, the Rev. Ann Rundquist, Flo Brown, Michael Waters and Dorri Partain on Friday among the debris of the former school at 5008 Independence Ave. in Kansas City. ALLISON LONG along@kcstar.com

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