- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The city of Charleston has given initial approval to sell property for a new campus for the American College of the Building Arts.

The college is the nation’s only liberal arts college training students in traditional building trades such as plastering, timber framing and masonry. It has been operating from Charleston’s decrepit, 200-year-old city jail for more than a decade.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/MmAyC9 ) that city council gave initial approval Thursday to a plan to sell an 1897 trolley barn to the college for $10. The barn would be improved for the college classes while a section of the property would be transferred to an investor.

Some council members said the contract is too complex and the sale needs more study before final council approval.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com