Though the old Westview School had to be torn down in 1980, much of the old facility still is in use today.
The Michael Bethel Hog Barn
In 2014 the Westview team built the Michael Bethel Hog Barn in memory of one of our alumni, Lance Corporal Michael Bethel. Michael’s estate donated the funds to build this first-class facility for the young men at Westview to use to raise their pigs.
The Old Gym
The old gymnasium is used for storage. This building and the wall that surrounds the old campus were built as part of the federal works programs (WPA) in the days of the Great Depression.
The old auto shop is still serving that same function today. The house parents bring their vehicles here to service them. Frequently the boys help with projects like oil changes and vehicle cleaning. Through these activities, boys learn valuable lessons that will help them when they have cars or trucks of their own.
On the spot where the old school auditorium sat, our staff built our wood shop. With a campus the size of Westview’s, there are constantly building and repair projects going on. This shop provides our maintenance personnel with the equipment and space they need to complete these tasks.