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Luverne Preble, 80, sits on the steps of the Town House School at 135 North Road in Kennebunkport, where she attended grades one through eight. Built in 1900, the school closed in 1951 and was deeded to the Kennebunkport Historical Society four years later. In May, citing an advanced state of decay — note the lumber used to shore up one bowing wall — society members voted to tear down the building by the end of August, an act Preble is fighting to forestall. (Duke Harrington photo) 1p1.jpg