Can the old Shields High School gym in Seymour be saved?
Some people think with enough money and community support, it can be and put to good use.
Ideas for the building range from an indoor athletic facility, entertainment venue or youth center to a homeless shelter, community theater or skating rink to a senior center, substance abuse treatment facility or for educational services. Others have suggested a distillery or a makerspace.
As for the 4.5 acres of property, the possibilities are wide open. A dog park, a community garden space, walking paths, a botanical garden or affordable housing are just some suggestions that have been made.
When Todd Storey drives past the 80-year-old building that sits along Sixth and Pine streets, he’s able to look past its broken windows and deteriorated condition and envision what…