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The shuttered Central Elementary School auction began Thursday.

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Painted people wave form the floor in an old classroom inside the shuttered Central Elementary School, which was open for perusal before the school's auction Thursday.

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The cafeteria inside the shuttered Central Elementary School.

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A student painting was one of many on display in the cafeteria inside the shuttered Central Elementary.

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Farewell messages painted by students and teachers were on display inside the cafeteria of the shuttered Central Elementary School, which was open for perusal before the school's auction.

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The gym inside the shuttered Central Elementary School in Sylvania.

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Gregory Arnold, an attorney with the Sylvania Board of Education, makes his way through the halls of Central Elementary School before the auction.

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A parting message written on the chalkboard remains in a former classroom inside the shuttered Central Elementary.

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Construction workers removed already sold play equipment from the grounds of the shuttered Central Elementary School.

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An American flag continues to hang to fly near a ceiling water leak in an old classroom.

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A quilt bearing squares commemorating former students and teachers hangs in the stairwell.

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Sylvania Public Schools treasurer and CFO Laura Sauber, center, talks with other attendees before the beginning of the Central Elementary School auction.

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Elaine Bonkowski, 80, left, and Ruth Noonan, 80, both of Sylvania, chat together before the beginning of the Central Elementary School auction. The women said they had come out see the auction out of curiosity. Noonan had attended sixth grade at the school as a child, and most of her grandchildren attended Central Elementary as well. Bonkowski said all three of her children had attended.

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Central Elementary School's auction commences on the school property. The sale attracted about 45 people, including Sylvania Public Schools employees.

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