The former National Plastics Center in Leominster, Mass., will soon see new life -- as a police station. The museum moved from the former school building in Leominister to the campus of Syracuse University back in 2008. The Leominster location wasn't drawing enough visitors to cover its expenses. According to the Telegram & Gazette newspaper in Worcester, Mass., the city council voted 8-1 last night to buy the museum building for $650,000. "It's a beautiful building; if this plan [to use the building as a police station] does not work out, there's a change of mind or administration, it can be a heckava building for the school or the courts. There is a saleable value on that property," councilman Robert Salvatelli told the newspaper. The National Plastics Center, which included a museum and the Plastics Hall of Fame exhibit, opened in 1992 in Leominster, considered the birthplace of the modern plastics industry. The city sold the former schoolhouse building to the center for $1.
Former plastics museum sold
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