Letter to the editor | Preserve history school building

February 20, 2014 

As a long-term resident of State College, I thank the State College Borough Council for wisely voting to further explore whether to exercise the “first right of refusal” regarding the purchase of the College Heights School.

Once sold, this treasured, historic building could be lost to the residents of our community forever.

State College, a visionary community, does not have many treasured historic buildings to preserve. Questions the borough should consider for the College Heights building should include:

Is there a way this treasured historic building could be used for the purpose of enhancing our community for generations to come?

Can we guarantee a future owner will retain the historical integrity of this landmark and the integrity of the College Heights neighborhood?

Can we influence a use for this building in such a way that it is open to and can be enjoyed by community members?

I encourage all State College residents to attend upcoming borough council meetings and work sessions of which this important item is on the agenda.

As community members, we need to support an appropriate use for this wonderful building.

Barbara Fisher, State College

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