approaching basement in back where excavation has been done into the hillside. (Brickley, 1964)That part of the school contained 12 rooms, with 9 used for classrooms, an elementary library, clothing and storage room, and a room equipped for a science laboratory.
In 1997, Darrell Spencer produced a long-range facilities planning report for Blount County schools, in which he described the school as "abandoned" and "totally unsuitable for renovation" with "windows rotted, roof bad, floors sagging" and recommended it "should be removed and site replanned/renovated for K-5 use"--that's removed as in demolition. A reference in the report described the high school as still in use in 1969, but at some point prior to 1994, high schools were consolidated into just 2 for all of Blount County.
The City of Townsend, TN/History on its website mentions the restoration of the old high school, undertaken by the Alumni Association and the city. The former school now serves as city offices.