11/15/2013 6:00 PM
by Rebecca Turco
- Fayetteville officials are working to repurpose a former high school into a
hub for community arts and culture.
Superintendent Bill Lanham said the town hopes to repair the roof and then work
from the top down. The three-floor building was constructed in 1923 and used as
a school until it was shut down in 1999. It has been set dormant as a storage
space since then.
property was transferred from the Board of Education to the town in 2011. Town
officials hope the building becomes a place where people can learn and teach. “We're
just a hub of cultural and creative activity and ideas here [in Fayetteville]
and I think that building can just add more value to that and…give us an area
that we can utilize,” explained Lanham.
The town is accepting bids for the project. Lanham said
the town secured a $25,000 grant in August from the West Virginia Division of
Culture and History. Officials hope the community buys into the project with