The ridiculous, stupid, futile fiasco involving the old Central School has mercifully come to a close, as three Pennsylvania residents have agreed to purchase the dilapidated structure in Painter.
Once again, the plan is to restore the main building.
The school was purchased by New York artist Tucker Robbins several years ago, with the grand promise of turning it into, well, we’re not really sure but it had something to with an art studio focusing on indigenous art, as well as being a prototype for sustainability, as well as a new home for exotic veggies.
Mistakes were made. Robbins paid $50,000 to remove the asbestos from the main building, which is not what you want to do. The best mediation for asbestos is drywall–just cover it up.
The whole idea collapsed under its own weight, and it involved most of the individuals on the Virginia Shore’s Most Dubious List. Robbins did manage to get historical recognition for the school, but in 2015, he bagged the whole idea.
Artist Carol-Lynn Moran, of Valley Forge, and her two sons, are the new owner, and don’t have a clue what they are going to do with it.
Moran owns the Woodland Apartments, in Melfa.
Central was purchased for $157,500.