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Former Schoolhouse in Historic Fernandina

914 Atlantic Avenue , Fernandina Beach , , 32034 Dated Posted: December 17, 2015

$897,500

Circa 1886

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About This Old House

Go from school desks to office desks or even beds in this 7,962 sq. ft. former old schoolhouse located in the downtown historic district of Fernandina Beach. Original heart pine flooring and grand staircase, four fireplaces (currently non-working), original windows, and bell in the bell tower are reminders of a bygone era while 13 office suites, two common meeting rooms, four bathrooms and handicap accessibility bring it up to todays standards.Originally built as the Public School #1 in 1886 by architect, R. S. Schuyler, this beautiful brick schoolhouse was outgrown by its students in 1926 and sold for office space. Since then it has housed a variety of businesses with many office/suite changes being made over the years to accommodate. Office spaces get combined and broken out all the time depending on each businesses needs.Forget office space for a minute… what about a trendy conversion into a residence? Bring on the ideas! Blend old architecture with new and create your very own showplace. With imagination and the right architect, this property would offer a plethora of space, inside and out, and just the right amount of quirkiness to be the envy of all your friends. I mean, who else would have their ownbell tower?There are many benefits to living and workingdowntown and this property is no exception.This building offers unparalleled access to themarina, Rock Ten paper mill, restaurants, shops,hotels and other downtown businesses andattractions. It’s also about a mile to the beach. Other permissible uses could include hotel, bed breakfast, restaurant, multi-family residential and retail.With ample parking and downtown convenience,the opportunities here are limitless.

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