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Iowa school board votes to tear down historic building

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OSAGE, Iowa (AP) -- The Osage School Board has voted to tear down the last of the historic Cedar Valley Seminary buildings to make way for an expansion on the Lincoln Elementary School site.
  
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that the vote earlier this week was unanimous.
  
Mary Hanke, of Stacyville, urged the board members to consider historic grants that could help restore the building.
  
But board members said no one had come forward to offer to move the building.
  
Known in its heyday as "Old Central," the 1869 building was the anchor for what was considered a college preparatory school. Eventually all other buildings in the complex were torn down after the seminary closed.
  
In 1977, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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