Rock Island city leaders will decide Monday night, May, 13, 2013, if the old Audubon School is a historical landmark.
The preservation committee said last month that the school on 18th Avenue was a landmark, despite opposition from the school board.
The school district has signed an agreement to sell the school to make way for a new Fareway foods store.
The sale can not continue without a two thirds vote from the city council overturning the historical landmark decision.
"It's such a beautiful building too. I don't know what they could make use of it but it's sad it's going to be gone," says Rachel Hayden, a nearby resident.
The school building has sat empty now for more than two years.
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