One of my favorite memories of senior year of college in the spring of 2000 was when a large group of art students gained permission to stage a giant art show within the abandoned walls of the old Kirksville High School. There was the most beautiful moss growing on many of the interior walls due to water seepage.
Almost thirteen years later, the windows are beginning to break, and since the roof had already failed before 2000, I can only imagine what the interior looks like now.
The high school is located just three blocks from Kirksville’s downtown; certainly there is a demand for at least apartments?
Update: Despite being slated for demolition in 2013, it is still standing as of April 2016.