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City agrees to hold on to Allegany High School Facade

April 27th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The façade that surrounded the doors of the former Allegany High School on Sedgwick Street will be placed in storage by the city of Cumberland- with the hope being that some group or individuals in the community will be able to put it to good use. The demolition of the building has proven a great resource for history buffs interested in literally owning pieces of the more than 100 year old building- however much of the more interesting or significant remnants- signs and logos etc- were  claimed early on. There was some debate during last week’s city council work session- with some dismissing the façade as fairly worthless debris at this point- while others feel there is some value to those pieces. Those remaining pieces were offered to the city by Allegany County. During a meeting Tuesday, the council reached a consensus to hold on to the façade, at least for a while. Mayor Ray Morriss…