Category Archives: Beech Ridge School

SAVING SCARBOROUGH’S LAST DISTRICT SCHOOL

By Linda Snow McLoon Before there were big yellow school busses, school children in Scarborough for the most part walked to school. To keep the distances from their homes doable, back in the 1800s Scarborough had over a dozen one-room … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School Update – November 2021

BY KARLENE OSBORNE In the last update regarding Scarborough Historical Society’s restoration of the Beech Ridge School, I reported that $25,600 was needed to start the next phase of work. Since then, an anonymous donor has come forward with a … Continue reading

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Scarborough Beech Ridge School House Restoration

October 2021 Update In the Fall of 2018, the Scarborough Historical Society was given the decades-long vacated one-room schoolhouse building, built in the 1800s and located at 184 Beech Ridge Road. With an estimated budget of $280,000 and through donations … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School Update (Sept 2021)

By Karlene Osborne Restoration of the 1800s schoolhouse at 184 Holmes Road continues. Since the donation of the building to Scarborough Historical Society in the fall of 2018, the Society has been busy stabilizing the structure. Of an estimated budget … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

We are back to holding our monthly Board of Directors meetings in person. I am also pleased to report that the museum is now open during our regular hours, 9:00 a.m. to noon, on Tuesdays and the 2nd Saturday of … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School Update (1 May 2021)

Restoration work is progressing on the one-room schoolhouse at 184 Holmes Road. We are grateful to have raised $90,000 since the fall of 2019 when we were given the building and land. Our budget is approximately $250,000. We now need … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School Update (March 2021)

By Karlene Osborne Work on the reconstruction of the school’s rear addition has continued this winter. Parts of the roof and walls have been gutted and reframed. A new enclosure for the bulkhead has been installed. Our contractor has been … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge Schoolhouse Restoration Update (January 2021)

Beech Ridge School Committee The Beech Ridge Schoolhouse Committee, with the approval of the Scarborough Historical Society Board of Directors, has approved the reconstruction of the school rear addition. The work is to be done by Robbie Alden of Alden … Continue reading

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BEECH RIDGE SCHOOL RESTORATION UPDATE

BY MARK MATTEAU Work on Beech Ridge School is progressing. Pressure-treated sill plates have been installed for the brick masonry foundation façade, which has been completed. The masonry façade is in keeping with the original brick foundation in appearance and … Continue reading

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY AWARDED GRANT

BY KARLENE OSBORNE Scarborough Historical Society has been awarded a grant of $5,000 by the Directors of the Maine Community Foundation to be used toward the restoration of Beech Ridge School. The Society needs to raise $5,000 in order to … Continue reading

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