Front facade of 117-year-old Davy Crockett School. (Photo by Jackson Vickery.)

Developers who transformed a century-old East Dallas school into a modern apartment complex have put the landmark building on the market for $8.75 million, the Dallas Morning News reported.

At 117 years old, the Davy Crockett School at 401 N. Carroll Ave. is one of the city’s oldest surviving educational buildings. The National Historic Landmark served as an elementary school for generations of students and then a Dallas ISD administration building until 1989, the last time it was regularly used.

It sat vacant for more than a decade and fell into disrepair. Dallas developer Prevarian Cos. purchased the three-story building in 2017 and converted the old classrooms into 52 unique apartments.

The complex, fittingly called The Principal Residences, offers rooms ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments. It also has amenities, such as a game room, a dog-washing room, a gym and more.

Davy Crockett is about 90 percent leased, which is why developer Allan Brown decided to put the Italian Renaissance-style building on the market.

“We’ve had some interest and inquiries, so we are testing the market,” Brown told the Morning News.

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