Lansing School

  • 9710 Highway 194 North
    USA Lansing , NC 28643
    Ashe County
  • $500,000
  • 28,500 square feet
  • Lot Size: 4 acres / Zoning: Commercial

Dorne Pentes

Beautiful 1938 W.P.A.-constructed school building located on 4 acres in Lansing off Highway 194 in Ashe County. Constructed from the same quarry stone as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lansing School served as both elementary and high school for the County until 1952, when the high school moved into a newly built brick structure on the grounds. The hub of activity in Ashe County for five decades, the school was built when Lansing was a logging town during the time of the Virginia Creeper Railroad. The town of Lansing is a 5-minute walk from the school and is undergoing a revitalization in the commercial district with new businesses, restaurants and organic farming operations.

The main school building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places is 18,000 square feet with an interior cleared of walls down to the studs. The original windows and floors are still intact. The two-story structure sits on top of a hill overlooking the American Legion ball fields, which were formerly the school fields and connected via a pedestrian tunnel that runs under Hwy 194. There are plantings of several grape vineyard rows on a portion of the front lawn.

A new roof was installed in 2006, electricity and a bathroom added in 2017.
At this time, prefer to sell the upper portion of the building to raise money to restore more of the bottom floor and the other two buildings on the property. The price of the upper floor is negotiable. It is structurally intact and dry; however, it is in need of major work including repair of existing (possible replacement) windows, insulation, electricity, HVAC, and a new exit. Willing to consider seller financing with a substantial down payment.

Price: $500,000 for entire property, or $300,000 for stone building only