Marion County has acquired yet another empty building to add to its collection of tax-delinquent properties, and it’s a big one.
An auction for the abandoned Florence Memorial High School building took place Tuesday, lasting not even one minute.
No one appeared to bid on the building.
The building, which has been vacant for almost 20 years, served as middle school for Marion-Florence school district until a new middle school was built in Marion.
Since then, the building has fallen into extreme disrepair. Last year, the roof collapsed over the old gymnasium.
Attorney Susan Robson said that it’s up to the county to decide what to do with it.
(Read more: PEABODY Gazette-Bulletin)