Abandoned girls’ school in Millbrook begins demolition
A long-standing landmark along Franklin Avenue in Millbrook – considered an eyesore to some, or a Gothic mansion mixed with a haunted castle to others – will soon be gone, as demolition began this week.
Bennett College, a girls’ school in Millbrook abandoned since 1978, is being demolished. The removal of the Kettering Science Center from the property began this week, but the full demolition of the campus could take months, according to project architect Michael Sloan. The Millbrook Community Partnership will create a new park on the 32-acre property, while simultaneously renovating and restoring the nearby Thorne Building – named after a prominent local family involved in real estate – into a community center.