C.1909 Old Abandoned School For Sale In Minnesota

Back in March 2021, you could have snagged this abandoned school for a cool $50,000. Fast forward a bit, and now it’s sporting a fresh coat of white paint for reasons unknown, along with a price tag that’s more than doubled, currently sitting at $120,000. Oh, but there’s a recent price drop to $117,000, just so you know.

This place is conveniently just a short 15-minute drive from Fargo, and it’s right across the river from Oxbow. It’s not just any property; it’s a chance to own a slice of history. The abandoned school is looking a bit spiffier with a new roof on the front section (done in late summer 2020), but there’s quite a bit of work left to do inside. We’re estimating the square footage because, well, some floors have seen better days. And as for flood plain info, it seems it hasn’t been mapped out yet. You’re getting it as-is, so be prepared for some TLC.

Now, let’s talk potential. This place is a blank canvas, ready to transform into whatever suits your fancy. It may have started as a school, but it could become a multi-family residence, a workspace, or even your dream home. Square footage, again, is an estimate due to those pesky floors that have seen their fair share of wear and tear. And remember, it’s a sold-as-is deal.

Here’s the nitty-gritty:

  • 8 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • A whopping 15,000 square feet
  • A generous 0.48-acre lot
  • It’s been around since 1909

As for a bit of backstory, Andrew Rockhold fell in love with this old abandoned school back in 2013 when he drove by. He eventually bought it with dreams of turning it into a wedding venue, but money had other plans. So, he started selling off odds and ends from the place. Now, he’s decided to put it up for sale. You might notice a sign that reads, “Vandals will be hunted down. God is watching you!” It’s clear this old high school needs some love—it’s in need of a new roof and windows, and some of those floors aren’t exactly safe for strolling. But Rockford is quick to point out that, despite its quirks, the school has solid potential and is not a lost cause.

2021 Listing:

15857 17th St S, Comstock, MN 56525.   $117,000

Contact Realtor: Nicholas Thorstensen with Trilogy Real Estate

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