Owensboro will soon bid farewell to a landmark, as a depression era school house is slated for demolition. Preservationists fought to save Longfellow School, and though the building will come crashing down, they may have won a small victory. Perched atop a hill along Owensboros busy Fredrica street, Longfellow School will watch the last students pass before it in a matter of weeks. After 77 years, the colonial revival school house is slated for demolition to make room for neighboring Owensboro High School to expand. For generations of adults who learned to read and write here, watching it crumble will be like saying goodbye to an old friend. Thanks to the efforts of the Owensboro Preservation Alliance, pieces of this place will be preserved. And ideally incorporated in to the new school building. Architects designing the expansion say saving bits of the old should temper the loss.