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Construction work to start on old Manderfield School

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Clare Maraist, with Bell Tower KW, the developer for the Manderfield School project, holds a gold-painted sledgehammer for a ground-breaking ceremony Monday. (Eddie Moore/Journal)

Clare Maraist, with Bell Tower KW, the developer for the Manderfield School project, holds a gold-painted sledgehammer for a ground-breaking ceremony Monday. (Eddie Moore/Journal)

A ground-breaking was held Monday to launch the conversion of the old Manderfield School into five residential/work condominiums.

Prull Custom Builders is in charge of the project at 1150 Canyon Road; it was approved by the Historic Districts Review Board in January after earlier plans that included art studios and a coffeehouse drew neighborhood opposition.

The school, designed by John Gaw Meem and built in 1927,  has been vacant for several years. The redesign by architect Eric Enfield is intended to keep much of the exterior intact, with any remodel consistent with

Will Prull, left, of Prull Custom Builders, and Eric Enfield, right, with Architectural Alliance, applaud Clare Maraist, developer for the Manderfield School project, after she used a sledgehammer in a groundbreaking ceremony Monday. (Eddie Moore/Journal)

Will Prull, left, of Prull Custom Builders, and Eric Enfield, right, with Architectural Alliance, applaud Clare Maraist, developer for the Manderfield School project, after she used a sledgehammer in a groundbreaking ceremony Monday. (Eddie Moore/Journal)

historical aspects of the building.

Three detached residences also will be built, with prviate garages and outdoor spaces.

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