Lumberton’s old fire house priced to sell

LUMBERTON — A piece of Lumberton history could be yours for $39,000 — and a little elbow grease.

The municipal building that previously housed Lumberton’s City Hall and fire station has been on the market since 2013, attracting dozens of prospective buyers looking to own a bit of the past.

“This is probably one of the most popular municipal or community buildings I’ve worked with,” said Cathleen Turner, regional director for Preservation North Carolina, which is working to sell the building to an investor willing to restore its historical character. Turner said many potential buyers have been introduced to Lumberton and its historic district by the old municipal building and are “charmed by it.”

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(The Robesonian, 7/30/2016)