Preservationists get chance to save old gym
CENTRAL- The public school board for this city has agreed to give activists time to try and raise money to keep an historic gym from being demolished.
The gym, built in 1927, is part of the old Central High School complex on Sullivan Road, near Hooper. It is the oldest, nonresidential building in town. The Central Culture Foundation wants to use the building to preserve historical aspects of the city.
"People stood on the steps of this for graduation, they played ball here," said Central Cultural Foundation co-founder Dave Freneaux.
Monday, the school board asked the group to put a $10,000 deposit on the building by next Wednesday. They will have six months to raise money and submit a plan for the facility.
Preservationist said they are optimistic.
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