Idaho historical group wants to save old school

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 15 at 11:54 AM

WORLEY, Idaho -- An old school building in the northern Idaho town of Worley is slated for demolition, but a newly formed historical society is scrambling to have the structure saved.

The building was built in the late 1930s. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports the Worley Historical Society wants to convert it into a museum and cultural center, with hopes that it would draw in travelers along U.S. 95.

But the Plummer-Worley School District is planning to demolish the building in early December. Superintendent Judi Sharrett says the roof is an imminent hazard. She says it would cost $14 million to make the building safe for students.

Historical society president Catherine Morris says the building was built under the New Deal and it's a big part of the history of Worley.

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