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Board votes to demolish gym group fought to save

1 year 3 weeks 6 days ago September 28, 2015 Sep 28, 2015 Monday, September 28 2015 September 28, 2015 9:04 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

CENTRALThe school board voted to tear down an old, wood-framed gym some have spent the last year fighting to save.

Since last August, the Central Cultural Foundation has been working to raise money and draft plans to rent and restore the old high school gym on Sullivan Road, near Hooper. The gym was built in 1927.

Monday night, the school board voted to demolish the structure. Representatives of the Central Cultural Foundation said the vote came after they opted not to sign a lease because of requirements the Central Community School System wanted in the deal but ones that made organizers uncomfortable.

The building is the oldest non-residential building in the city, the Central Cultural Foundation has said.
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