Sale of Hambright nets $1.5 million for district

Penn Manor School District this week completed the sale of the former Hambright Elementary School to Signature Senior Living LLC for approximately $1.5 million.

The sale marks the end of the school’s 80-year existence, said superintendent Mike Leichliter.

“While many students and teachers have fond memories of the old building, the school district is pleased that the property will be used by a taxpaying entity and that the proceeds can be used to offset other capital expenses of the district,” he said.

The former school was shuttered after the 2013-2014 school year and was replaced by a new Hambright Elementary School on Charlestown Road that opened in August 2014.

Signature Senior Living plans to tear down the building and construct an 80-unit memory care and assisted living facility on the site, located at 2121 Temple Ave.

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Students and staff bid farewell to Hambright in 2014.