MOUNT HOPE SCHOOL State Questions Mount Hope Plan To Raze Old School
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Mar. 3, 2013 5:32 PM EST
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Mount Hope, Fayette County
, West Virginia
State preservation officials are questioning Mount Hope's plan to tear down a historic old school.
The two-story brick building is located in the Fayette County city's historic district. The State Historic Preservation Office says the building is a contributing resource to the district and its demolition would have a negative effect.
The building was constructed in the 1920s. It was condemned after a fire in 2006.
Mayor Michael Martin told The Register-Herald that he doesn't want to jeopardize the historic district. But he said several of the district's roughly 100 contributing buildings already are lost.
He says consultants are preparing a response to the preservation office's concerns.
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