Second day of destruction


Letart Falls Elementary, an historic building constructed in 1937 with funds provided by New Deal legislation, is currently being leveled at the cost of $45,000 to the township and was noted to be in excellent condition by the demolition crew. The building was given to the township for management in 2001 when the Southern School District consolidated and the building was no longer needed as a school. Letart Falls Elementary was abandoned and trustees made the decision to demolish the structure this spring. Barbara Powers, a preservation expert with Ohio History Connection, said, “I have seen historic buildings easily adapted to many new uses. Quite often, the amount it takes to re-purpose is the same or less than the cost to demolish and build a new structure.”


Michael Hart | Daily Sentinel

Letart Falls Elementary, an historic building constructed in 1937 with funds provided by New Deal legislation, is currently being leveled at the cost of $45,000 to the township and was noted to be in excellent condition by the demolition crew. The building was given to the township for management in 2001 when the Southern School District consolidated and the building was no longer needed as a school. Letart Falls Elementary was abandoned and trustees made the decision to demolish the structure this spring. Barbara Powers, a preservation expert with Ohio History Connection, said, “I have seen historic buildings easily adapted to many new uses. Quite often, the amount it takes to re-purpose is the same or less than the cost to demolish and build a new structure.”

Letart Falls Elementary, an historic building constructed in 1937 with funds provided by New Deal legislation, is currently being leveled at the cost of $45,000 to the township and was noted to be in excellent condition by the demolition crew. The building was given to the township for management in 2001 when the Southern School District consolidated and the building was no longer needed as a school. Letart Falls Elementary was abandoned and trustees made the decision to demolish the structure this spring. Barbara Powers, a preservation expert with Ohio History Connection, said, “I have seen historic buildings easily adapted to many new uses. Quite often, the amount it takes to re-purpose is the same or less than the cost to demolish and build a new structure.”
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Letart-Falls-Elem-Demo.jpgLetart Falls Elementary, an historic building constructed in 1937 with funds provided by New Deal legislation, is currently being leveled at the cost of $45,000 to the township and was noted to be in excellent condition by the demolition crew. The building was given to the township for management in 2001 when the Southern School District consolidated and the building was no longer needed as a school. Letart Falls Elementary was abandoned and trustees made the decision to demolish the structure this spring. Barbara Powers, a preservation expert with Ohio History Connection, said, “I have seen historic buildings easily adapted to many new uses. Quite often, the amount it takes to re-purpose is the same or less than the cost to demolish and build a new structure.” Michael Hart | Daily Sentinel
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