- 28,500 square feet
- Lot Size: 4 acres / Zoning: Commercial
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.
Price: $500,000 for entire property, or $300,000 for stone building only