Beech Ridge School

STOP! Save The Old Place! What old place? The Beech Ridge schoolhouse.

The Scarborough Historical Society is committed to preserving and sharing the town’s history and artifacts and its unique role in history. The recent acquisition of the Beech Ridge School is consistent with the society’s intent to preserve and share the educational component of Scarborough’s history, as well as the role the rural section of town played in Scarborough’s development.

Beech Ridge School, at 184 Holmes Road, is the last one-room school in Scarborough. All others have been torn down or repurposed. Beech Ridge was a District school serving ages 4–21, during the period just prior to 1870 until the mid-1940s.

The school will be restored for multi-functional use, available to the community, and for children to experience life in a one-room school. To this end, the building needs major restoration. To do this we need your help. An initial estimate for the first phase of the project is in excess of $100,000. Needed are a new foundation, roof and windows. The second phase will address the interior: insulation, ceiling, walls, electricity, plumbing and accessibility.

Please help us Save The Old Place and donate to restore a piece of Scarborough history. Watch this space for updates and follow us on Facebook to find out how you can donate so together we can achieve our goal. Scarborough Historical Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3, which makes your donations tax-deductible.

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