By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol
Cheney Free Press 

Old Cheney junior high building serves as a model of restoration


Last updated 2/17/2022 at 10:04am

CHENEY – The Schoolhouse Lofts is one of the most unique buildings in Cheney. The structure, built in 1931, was the original Cheney junior high school until 1967. In 2017, it was retrofit into a residential apartment building that houses many of today’s Eastern Washington University students.

The Lofts stands as one of the best examples of how to take an old building and retrofit it into something that has utility in modern-day society.

“That was a particularly well-done preservation project,” said Susan Beeman, city of Cheney’s GIS/Permit Technician.

Beeman also resides on the Ch...

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