The 1928 Building is the 3-story brick and stone structure with a cupola on top and that is visible from Route 4. This building is now just one section of the current sprawling FHS facility.
- Due to numerous factors including its size, location on the site, and its current state of disrepair, the 1928 Building will not be part of the proposed new FHS facility.
- The future of the 1928 Building is not tied in any way to the proposed new FHS facility. A vote for a new FHS would not also be a vote to demolish the 1928 Building.
- Should the referendum for the proposed new FHS facility pass, Town Council will then create a 1928 Building Committee to review options for the building (per a vote by Town Council at their February 25, 2021 meeting; the agenda for the meeting is available here and we streamed this meeting as well).
- Nothing would need to occur to the 1928 Building prior to at least late-2024, when demolition of the remainder of the current FHS facility (with the exception of the 900 Wing) is tentatively slated to occur following a successful referendum for a new FHS. The 1928 Building will remain in use until construction on the proposed new facility is complete, at which point students, faculty, and staff will move out of the current facility and into the new one.
- Any future action on the 1928 Building (which could include demolition, “mothballing,” or renovating) would be decided by voters at some point in the new few years.
Note: While it would not be used as part of a new high school facility, the FHS Building Committee nonetheless examined costs to keep the 1928 Building in some capacity. To mothball the building and prevent further decay, keeping it available for some to-be-determined future use, the cost was estimated at $1,042,300. To renovate the building, bringing it up to code and making it available for office space, the cost was estimated at $9,821,700. See Section VI, page 26 of the Schematic Design Report.