What is happening with Washington School, and when will it open? I thought a day care was going to be opening there.
The former Washington School, 1400 N. Eighth, is being converted into a day care center.
Carl and Katie Douglas plan to open Little Angel's Child Care and Preschool-Quincy at the former elementary school. The couple own and operate Little Angel's Child Care and Preschool in Mason City, Iowa.
The facility's Facebook page said work toward opening the new center continues, with new flooring being installed earlier this month.
The center will offer child care for children ages 6 weeks and older. It will also offer before- and after-school care for elementary-aged children.
The Quincy School Board agreed to sell the building to the Douglases for $200,000 during a special board meeting July 15. Washington School was last used as a school by the district for the 2017-18 school year after Iles Elementary School opened to students in the fall of 2018.
The original Washington School was built at Sixth and Cherry in 1868, but the building was destroyed in a fire in 1897. It was rebuilt. The current building opened in the fall of 1923 and was used as a school until Iles opened.
The old car wash on Broadway has been demolished. What's going to take its place?
The former car wash at 2825 Broadway will be converted to parking.
Chuck Bevelheimer, director of planning and development for the city of Quincy, said the site plan was approved for a parking lot expansion for an adjacent business at 2815 Broadway.
Developer for the project is Jeff Schutte.
Quincy city directories from the 1960s showed that Broadway Fast Car Wash operated on the lot.
A 1977 directory listed it as Swift Car Wash.
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