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Mueller Elementary auction set for Feb. 15

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 7:16 p.m.

An auction of the former Mueller Elementary School in Wichita has been scheduled for noon Feb. 15, district officials said Monday.

Wichita school board members recently voted to sell the school, 2821 E. 24th St. North. It was one of four elementary buildings that closed last spring when the district redrew its attendance boundaries.

It will be the second district property auctioned within the past year. The former Booth Elementary School, 5920 E. Mount Vernon, was auctioned in July to Hope International Fellowship, a nondenominational Christian church that paid $83,000 for the property.

During boundary discussions, officials said they proposed closing Mueller because structural issues and groundwater beneath the building prevented them from adding a storm shelter and completing other projects as proposed in the 2008 bond issue.

The aerospace and engineering magnet school moved to the former Isely Elementary building, 2500 E. 18th, when Isely’s program moved to a new building in Bel Aire.

Mueller was built about the same time as Booth but is more than twice its size, at 57,100 square feet. Like Booth, it sits on a residential street and is zoned single-family residential.

Reach Suzanne Perez Tobias at 316-268-6567 or stobias@wichitaeagle.com.

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