Historic Norman High School Property For Sale.
Click Here for the history of Norman High School.
The old Norman High School property, which includes several lots (about 3 acres), the rock school building and the old home economics building are all included in the sale.
After twelve years of working on the property, former students have been successful in saving the building which had fallen into decay. However, with time, the former student body has aged and there are no longer enough supporters to continue the project. Therefore, the entire property is offered for sale through ReMax of Mena Real Estate.
The school had a new roof in 2001, a new floor in the auditorium in 2007, and most of the pine wood flooring upstairs has been restored to its natural beauty. There is electric in the building, but no water. Two downstairs rooms have heat and air. All the windows were hand-made and installed new in 2007. Each window has a small plaque with the name of the person who donated money to have it made. New doors at the front entrance were hand-made of a special Japanese Cedar wood, (as were the windows) the preferred wood for historic buildings.
The school property was listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The listing also includes the old gym, however, it is NOT part of the sale and it is privately owned. (The little library in the town square is also on the National Register.)
Explore this site for more information, history and photos of the building. Feel free to contact us for information about the school. However, anyone interested in purchasing the building should contact ReMax of Mena Real Estate.
Currently, the building is operating as a small museum, depicting life in a sawmill town around 1920-30. It also houses a flea market downstairs and a great replica of a one-room school.
This building would be an outstanding "MAN CAVE" for hunters and fishermen who come to the county every year for that purpose. Or, it could serve as a church or business retreat. The home economics building would be ideal for a caretaker cottage, and perhaps a dining hall for guest of a Bed & Breakfast. The Caddo River is only one block away, Lake Ouachita and the Ouachita River are only 10 miles away, and Montgomery County is mostly National Forest. The entire county population is just over 9,000, so it is a town in a natural setting in the midst of the Ouachita National Forest. If you are tired of city life, or just want an income producing property, this could be the place for a great Bed & Breakfast. Being a historic building, it could offer a tax incentive to a new owner.
Mena, the largest nearby town is 36 miles, Glenwood is 13 miles, Mount Ida is 9 miles, and Hot Springs is about 50 miles, away.
HOME ECONOMICS Cottage... Three bedroom, triple kitchen, living-room, and bath. All kinds of possibilities for this building: home, caretaker cottage, B & B, or rental. Beautifully refinished, original wood floors, gas burning fireplace, 12 foot ceilings, easy to heat and cool, creamy soft color throughout, trimmed in white. A great space with a door at back that could be opened on to a nice deck (if you wanted to add one).
Spacious lawn and rock wall fronting Highway 8, only a block from the Caddo River and right across the highway from the historic little town library. The Caddo Indian Burial Ground is only a couple of blocks away.
Other towns on this site: Black Springs, Caddo Gap, Manfred, Hopper, Fancy Hill, Slatington, Mount Ida, Oden, Pencil Bluff, Pine Ridge, Story, Sims . Historic communities of: Gaston, Mimosa, Perrin, Alamo, Sardis, Red Bird, Washita, Sulphur Springs, and more.