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Source: July 1997 Volume 35 Number 3, Pages 120–120

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Page 120

Old Eagle School Open Sunday for Visitors

The trustees of Old Eagle School have opened the historic school building to the public for guided tours on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m., commencing May 18 through September. This marks the first time the school has been open, on a regular basis, to receive visitors in recent years. School groups have also been visiting the site, met by a school master in early dress who interprets the history as they sit on benches with slates on their lap. The present one-room school­house, built in 1788, replaced an earlier log structure. The building and grounds reverted to the community in 1895 under control of a board of trustees.

Paoli Landmark Disappears

A three-story building with Dutch-style roof, located on the west side of North Valley road where it intersects Paoli Plaza road, succumbed to the wrecking ball in mid-January 1997. Said to be one of the oldest landmarks in Paoli, its date of construction remains to be documented. At one time the Pennsylvania Railroad used it as a change-over place for its steam engine crews. In the 1920s it was owned by Great Valley Mills. Russell Bailey, a Realtor now retired who lives in Malvern, owned the property from 1957 until recently. Bailey said that when he bought it,"... it was surrounded by woods" in what is now Paoli Village Shoppes, current owners of the property.


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