Old Lansing Elementary School

The old Lansing School building is a well known structure and a very interesting part of Ashe County history. The old school building is located on 4 acres in Lansing, off of Highway 194 in Ashe County, NC. Constructed from the same quarry stone as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lansing School served as both elementary and high school for the County until 1952, when the high school moved into a newly built brick structure on the grounds. The school was a hub of activity in Ashe County for five decades, the school was built when Lansing was a logging town during the time of the Virginia Creeper Railroad. The town of Lansing is a 5-minute walk from the school and is undergoing a revitalization in the commercial district with new businesses, restaurants and organic farming operations.   

The main school building which is listed on the National Historic register is 18,000 square feet. The 2-story structure sits on top of a hill overlooking the American Legion ball fields, which formerly were the school fields and connected via a pedestrian tunnel that runs under Hwy. 194.

During the month of October the spooky old rock-faced elementary school becomes the home of "13 Nights of Horror" every Friday and Saturday night, all the rooms are filled with surprises of terror! A portion of proceeds go to the Lansing American Legion and to the restoration of the historic school building. The admission is $5.00 for a whole lot of scary fun!!

Also on the property is a cinderblock building that was formerly the home of the New River Winery which manufactured local organic wine on the premises and ran a tasting room on the patio. Locals and tourists were frequent visitors who enjoyed the Winery tastings and music on the weekends. There's still plantings of several grape vineyard rows on a portion of the front lawn.

Lansing NC is only a few miles away from West Jefferson, where there's so many fun and exciting adventures to explore. A1 Mountain Realty is located on main street in West Jefferson NC right next to the Chamber of Commerce. The town's location in the Appalachian Mountains has led to a large number of tourists visiting the area each year, and many out-of-state tourists have begun to build cabins and housing developments around the town.  Let our staff of talented and experienced  Ashe County Realtors assist you with any of your real estate needs. Whether it's buying or selling, they can help you find any Ashe County Real Estate, Watauga Real Estate, Blowing Rock Real Estate, or any North Carolina Real Estate.  Browse our listings on our website (www.a1mountainrealty) or call the office 336-846-4900 and speak to one of the agents..

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