Fayetteville, Fayette County
Construction Date: 1923
Threat: Deferred Maintenance
April 2019 Update: Mold, asbestos and lead have been remediated from the building, and plans are to work with a developer and construct 13 apartments in the old Historic Fayetteville High School Building. The City of Fayetteville is looking for interested developers to help with this project.
2017 Update: The building remains closed and sealed since it had been treated in July 2016 for mold. It will remain sealed until the cleaning phase begins. The School Building Committee is currently working with a local developer for a joint restoration project.
2014: The old Fayetteville High School building is an impressive sandstone structure. It was constructed of locally quarried sandstone by a prominent local stonemason company, C.G. Janutolo and Company, also a member of the Fraternal Order of Masons. The school closed in 1999, and from 2004-2011, it was used for a storage space. During this period, there was no heating system, and it began to deteriorate rapidly. In December 2011, the Fayette County Board of Education deeded the old school to the Town of Fayetteville. The town government has since been devising an adaptive re-use plan to restore the building and turn it into a multi-tenant civic and arts center. The local government established the Town of Fayetteville Old High School Building Committee which applied for grant funds to preserve and convert the property.
Endangered Properties List
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