CHESTER A vacant 1930s-era school is about to gain new life as an upscale apartment building in the City of Chester, according to a Chester Upland School District official.
The Wetherill School, a classic stone building on East 24th Street, recently was sold at auction for $200,000 to Best Homes Co. of Glenolden, which plans to undertake the conversion, Chester Upland Solicitor Leo A. Hackett said Thursday. Two other vacant school district structures also have been auctioned.
"That building is a fortress," he said, adding that the project would be a massive undertaking. "Inside, it would have to be redone to make it suitable for apartments. The shell, the roof, and the foundation are salvageable."