Shingle Creek Elementary school safe for another year?

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By Karen Elizondo

Shingle Creek Elementary was given 12 to 18 months to stand Tuesday in order for a historical significance study to decide its worthiness to stay, the Star Tribune reported.

The now-vacant school, built in 1958 with "recognizable mid-century American architecture" was facing threats by the Minneapolis School District to be demolished, Minnesota Public Radio reported.

The district closed the school in 2007 and since then has been frequented by "unwanted visitors" and vandals, Minnesota Public Radio said.

There is an estimated $35,000 to $50,000 spent on clean up for the building every year, MPR reported.

According to MPR a permit is required to demolish a building in order to preserve historic architecture. It may be worth saving according to Commissioner Robert Mack.

The Minneapolis School District is expecting to appeal the decision, the Star Tribune Reported.

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