Scranton, PA – On the site where students attended school for a century, patients could soon see doctors.
With a bid of $750,000, Geisinger Community Medical Center agreed to purchase John Audubon Elementary School – its neighbor across the 1800 block of Mulberry Street – at the Scranton School District‘s auction Thursday. Geisinger will most likely demolish the building, though it has no specific plans, said Robert Davies, the health system’s chief support services officer.
After moving students out in 2010 because of mold, the district permanently shuttered the school earlier this year because it was too expensive to reopen.
GCMC may first demolish the school and use the property as a staging area for the hospital’s upcoming expansion project.