Beech Ridge School Update

By Rodney Laughton

Beech Ridge School

With the schoolhouse on its new foundation, plans were to begin structural restoration this spring. The viral pandemic has set those plans back a bit. However, in February, Robbie Alden of Alden Joinery was able to spend a few days removing the suspended ceiling in the main room, gutting the bathroom, and taking down wall material to allow for new wiring. He has installed a sump pump to keep water out of the basement and will return in May to continue work. Volunteer Steve Howard will do the groundwork around the school, clearing brush and trees to make a parking area, as well as grading around the school.

We wish to thank all who have contributed to the restoration of the schoolhouse, including the Prouts Neck Historical Society who made a generous donation.

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