Carus White Building now up for sale
The Carus White Building is officially up for sale.
On October 11, the Canby School Board authorized the school district to advertise for the sale of the Carus White Building, located on the property of Carus Elementary School, 14412 S. Carus Road in Oregon City.
With the board's approval, the district will list the building for sale with an asking price of $1 and a requirement that the buyer relocate the building. Sale signs go up this month.
If the building remains unsold, it will be demolished.
The old schoolhouse has decayed to the point that it is no longer suitable for use by students and staff. Because of that and the school district's commitment to making the best possible use of its resources and property, the decision has been made to remove the white building from Carus grounds.
Since the building is a historic landmark, the district has been working with a consultant through the process.
Removal of the building will help pave the way for the completion of bond work at Carus, including improved safety at the main entrance, better traffic flow and additional parking.
Building Information and History:
The Craftsman style schoolhouse is two stories and 4,720 square feet in size. Details include lap siding, exposed rafters, purlins and brackets, wood double-hung windows and a gabled porch.
It was first deeded to Clackamas School District Number 29 by Isaac and Constance Farr. The building ceased to be used as a school in the 1970s and was then used for administrative offices from roughly the 1970s until the early 2000s.
In 2005, the white building was left vacant and boarded up.
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