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5495 Locust Hill Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

  • $785,000

  • MLS#: 1304849

Listing Presented By

BARRY VENUTO
Greenville Realty, LLC
(864) 313-3337

Multi-Use - Travelers Rest, SC

The Locust Hill School was built in 1923 and served the community for more than 30 years as an elementary school ? first through sixth or eighth grade, depending on the period. In 1956 the Locust Hill School completed its first life as a center of daily life and learning for the area?s residents. After the Great Depression which began in 1929, seldom during the remainder of the twentieth century would a structure of this quality and spacious design be built to serve as a public school. Despite the many years of neglect and intermittent repairs, the Locust Hill School held up remarkably well ? a testament to the people who built it in 1923. While we worked to stabilize the building, something else happened: ?restoring and repurposing? the schoolhouse became ?preserving and renewing the life? of the schoolhouse. The ?preservation/renewal of life? design and management work includes some very important features: ?Phase I Environmental Site Assessment performed in 2013; ?All architectural, structural, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and site design performed by expert, licensed architect and engineers; ?All structural building, site preparation, and septic system permits are in place; ?Designs meet or exceed the most current applicable (IBC 2012) building codes; ?Windows are high efficiency design and construction. The Locust Hill School is a brick two story building with 7,560 square feet (outside measurement) ? 3,780 per floor. With twelve foot ceilings on the first floor and 25 foot cathedral ceilings and large exposed trusses on the second, the building is large and spacious enough for school, assembly, professional, commercial, and public uses. Full exterior restoration and heavy duty, long-life structural reinforcement and construction will be complete. The oak and heart pine floors are sanded and ready for finishing to the color and coating desired. The windows and transoms are high quality Anderson 400 and are trimmed in maple inside. The doors are massive knotty alder and pivot on oversized ball bearing hinges ? making meeting 2012 International Building Codes and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards possible while providing a vintage look. The first floor consists of four large, equal-sized rooms (formerly classrooms) and a grand central hall and staircase. Ceiling heights are over 12 feet. The former auditorium on the second floor is entirely free span, with no posts or columns. The original 1923 stage is still intact. The walls and ceilings, including the 25 foot cathedral ceiling on the second floor, are ready for installation of heating, ventilating and cooling systems, electrical and communications wiring, plumbing, and insulation. Large second floor attics at both ends provide ample space for mechanicals as well as storage. The attic over the stage would allow for production mechanicals and electronics, and the attic at the other end could be configured as a choir loft or balcony. The bell cupola is completely restored. The driveway and parking area is clear granite stone. We have a design prepared to triple the parking. So what might be in store for the second century of life for the Locust Hill School? Here are some possibilities: 1. Return to some version of the original purpose 2. Community gathering place 3. Professional office or medical building 4. Commercial building 5. Public government building

  • $785,000
  • Commercial
  • MLS#: 1304849
  • Last Updated: November 22, 2015
  • Posted: July 18, 2015

5495 Locust Hill Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 MLS#: 1304849

5495 Locust Hill Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 is an , Commercial in Travelers Rest, South Carolina for $785,000 with MLS#: 1304849 and offered by BARRY VENUTO of Greenville Realty, LLC. To learn more about 5495 Locust Hill Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 contact BARRY VENUTO for more information or to request a showing.


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