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September 27, 2013 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Schools: Chestnut Grove

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Photo Courtesy Frances Harris-Hill

This month, Buckingham County’s Chestnut Grove School is 100 years old.

Slate River Ramblings follower, Fran Harris-Hill, who saved, moved, and restored the building writes:

When my brother told me this building had deteriorated so bad his plan was to burn it, I began planning how I could save it. With his promise not to burn it until I could figure out how to move, restore and pay for it, I became obsessed with the idea. Adam and Aaron Harris (my nephews) agreed to take on this project. While Adam spent most of the time working on the school, Aaron was there to help, when needed. I am so appreciative for all they did. Megan Harris (Adam’s wife) has written an article for the BUCKINGHAM BEACON.

Click here for Megan Harris’ article: “Chestnut Grove: One-room Schoolhouse Restored to Former Glory”

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Photo Courtesy Frances Harris-Hill

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  1. Nancy Baldwin / Sep 27 2013 4:22 pm

    Oh thank you for caring so much about preserving the past. The building is so wonderful!!!

  2. Judy Kiilehua / Sep 27 2013 3:08 pm

    Kudos to this family for preserving a piece of Buckingham History!

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