What was once a community hub of activity for over 80 years, Fremont High School is now active again as apartments for seniors. Community members, former teachers, and students flooded into the historic downtown building on Tuesday for an open house. Lauren Parker and I attended the event and loved listening to their stories about sitting in the principal’s office, pranks, and quirky teachers.  

The building is still a “school” with lockers in one corridor and the principal’s office retained as a reading room, but the Fremont Packers red and green has been replaced with a warm, homey palette of finishes and stunning apartments, soaring ceilings, huge classroom windows, and old classroom cabinets. The QEA team is happy to have helped another building that appeared to have no future regain an active position in the community.