WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) - Waynesboro's first schoolhouse might avoid the wrecking ball.
City Council voted this week to offer the historic Arnold House to either the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation or the Augusta County Historical Society.
The News Virginian reports that the building will be offered to whichever group can develop a city-approved plan to fix code violations. The group also must show that it has funding to implement the plan.
The city will contribute $10,000 to restoring the building, which needs about $30,000 in repairs.
City manager Michael Hamp had recommended that the buliding be demolished or put up for sale.
Built in the 1820s, the building served as a schoolhouse and later as the first Masonic Lodge in the area. The city took ownership in 1955.
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