The grammar school building and lot on Maple Avenue were sold Saturday
afternoon to Burt Slocum for $2,000, there being no other bidders
for the property at the auction held in the town room of Morgan
Guy C. Ames and John T. Dingley, the committee in charge of the
sale for the Board of Education, found very little interest among
the people who were present for the sale, for the reason that the
lowest price which could be considered was $2,000.
Mr. Slocum will, as soon as the school is vacated, cut the building
up into four sections and will spread them across the school lot
equipping them as houses.
The sale reserved the school desks, stoves, blackboards and all
the removable property as belonging to the district. Most of the
articles will be used in the new school.
Both of the articles on the Maple Avenue School were contributed
by William Watkins, Historian of Machias.