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Published September 01, 2010, 12:37 PM

Historic Fergus Falls building on sale for $1

Fergus Falls, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A Famous Fergus Falls building is on Craig's list for one dollar.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The Fergus Falls community developer started getting emails from people about a Craig's List ad they saw on the Kirkbride building which used to serve as a state hospital. He doesn't know who posted the ad, but doesn't mind.

The city is selling the building for a dollar to draw buyers who can afford to utilize the vast facility in a productive way. A plan for a Chinese language immersion school to take over the building fell through.

“At this point, I'm open to anyway to get it out to the nation and the world. We've tried everything before.”

Gordon's already received 15 emails regarding the ad. None are potential buyers. One was a British journalist who plans to do a story on the building, which is believed to be the most complete Kirkbride style building left in the world. Gordon hopes that may help with even more exposure.