Don't miss a unique opportunity to create the future from the past with this former one room school house built in 1867. Known as "The Academy" the school was funded and created by local residents as an institution of higher learning when students could take courses in business arithmetic and commerical law. The founders started with private funding and $1000 donations. Construction began when they reached a target goal of $5000.
The architect and the builder involved both had a vision to construct a building that was warm in winter, cool in summer and had an abundance of natural light and fresh air, concepts that are timeless. The original 13 foot tall windows are all still in place. The Academy became the home of The Academy Printing Press in the late 1940's when the school shut down permanently. After that students enrolled in the emerging Southold Public School System. The current owner's father purchased the building and the business after having worked there for 21 years. He continued to own and operate the business until he was succeeded by his son who now owns and operates The Academy Printing Press. They hope to see the business continue locally at a new location once the building is sold so the jobs that have been created remain in the community.
The location, in the heart of the Southold hamlet business center, has mixed use zoning making it ideal for business,commerical, office, retail and residential use, including single and multi-family. In addition, this one of kind vintage property in mint condition is close to the Town Hall, the public library, post office, banks and of course, restuarants, grocery stores and downtown shops. The train and bus to NYC are close by, making this a great retreat. You can park your car here and take the bus to the train to and from the city. The great North Fork wineries, breweries, golf courses, and fabulous beaches on the Long Island Sound and Peconic Bay are also nearby. The conversion from the current office space to residential is also a great opporuntity for "loft living" with an open space that continues the original idea of creating an abundance of natural light and fresh air as well as a spacious home of your own design. Call me to set up a private showing by appointment. The future awaits in this one of kind vintage building.
HistoricProperties.com is your source to buy or sell historic real estate - from projects to completed renovations, residential to commercial, Federal to Eclectic.