By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Chambersburg
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For nearly 50 years, George and Pat Weagley have looked out from their Stanley Avenue home at the large red brick J. Schoeneman Inc. manufacturing plant, which was shut down last month.
"I think it might be an improvement," Pat Weagley said.
At its Oct. 15 meeting, the Chambersburg school board awarded a contract to Lycoming Supply of Williamsport, Pa., to demolish the building - a fixture in the community since 1933 - on the corner of Stanley Avenue and Fourth Street. The newest portion of the building, built as an expansion in 1966, will be retained and converted into administrative offices for the Chambersburg Area School District starting in spring 1998, said George Fike, the district's business manager.
Asbestos and mechanical removal at the building will take place between Nov. 3 and Nov. 21, Fike said.
Under the contract, Lycoming Supply has 120 days to level the building. The work will begin sometime after Thanksgiving, he said.