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A former tiny tots school at 43327 Mission Blvd is photographed on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Fremont, Calif. Built in 1905, it has been vacant for over 10 years and the city of Fremont is considering removing it from their llist of historic buildings. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

FREMONT -- The city will consider again the fate of a historic building that Fremont leaders want to sell because they say several renovations have eroded its historical significance.

The Historical Architectural Review Board on Thursday will hear the results of new architectural study that states the 2,447-square-foot building "does not retain sufficient integrity" to be considered a landmark.

The building's future has been the center of a 5-year-long community debate.

Tri-City historians put the building -- a two-story, wood-frame structure at 43327 Mission Blvd. -- on the Fremont Register of Historic Resources in 1970.

But city staffers say that restoring the building to its original form would be cost-prohibitive and selling it would better serve taxpayers.

In contrast, local historians say that Fremont must improve at preserving its history and saving the structure would be a good start.

The Historical Architectural Review Board meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, in Multipurpose Room, at The Sisters of the Holy Family, 159 Washington Blvd.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.



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