Committee Trying to Save Historic Building

WAYNESBORO -- A committee in Waynesboro is now trying to get the community to help them save an historic building.

The Arnold House on New Hope Road was the first schoolhouse built in Waynesboro. It has been there since the 1820s. Now the "Save the Red Brick House" committee is trying to save it, hoping to raise money to bring the building up to code.

Velma Ryan is the committee chair. She says she wants to see the building as a multi-purpose community building.

"I'd like for the town to get behind us, for us to say 'OK, this is where we stop tearing down our history. This is where we start honoring what has come before,'" she said.

Ryan said they need more support pledges before they go before city council with their plan in two weeks. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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