The School District in Essex Junction, Vermont owns one of the oldest operating high schools in the state. With changing demographics, school consolidation, and a $700,000 reconstruction cost, this historic landmark was becoming a liability. Yet, this historic building is a core part of the village character. What uses for this building would be most appropriate? What would it take to restore the building to 21st century standards and keep it a vital part of the community? This research developed strategies for the building’s revitalization, documented funding sources, interviewed grant administrators, and rated each funding source with a probability of success. Crane Associates is now raising these funds.