The iconic downtown building has an uncertain future, as neither the city nor the school district is interested in spending millions to bring it up to code.
The Dillingham Territorial School sits mostly empty now. The teacher housing apartments on the top floor of the three three story red building have been vacated, and the mid-floor office spaces cleared out.
That’s because the building, reportedly built in 1936, is currently (way) out of compliance with modern building and fire codes. And based on a recent architect's report, just to bring the building up to code will cost more than the district had once thought of spending for a complete renovation.
KDLG’s Dave Bendinger has more: