I recently drove up Route 203 and observed the razing of the old Radnor school also known as Buckeye Valley North. I am saddened by the loss of this beautiful building and wonder why something more couldn’t have been done to save this great treasure in the small community of Radnor.
The architects and engineers of this building must be spinning in their graves. I understand sometimes that progress must be made in order to make way for the new, but the powers that be don’t realize the effects of their decisions. Radnor school was not just a school; but part of a community and its loss will affect many people and families.
I spent most of my formative years attending Radnor when it was an elementary school and have many fond memories. Some of favorite teachers were Mrs. Carol Lathrop, Mr. Randall Brown and Miss Debra Basinger.
I really don’t understand why before demolition that there wasn’t some effort to preserve the great woodwork in this building. It irritates me to no end that some people think that just because something is old that it does not have value.
I’m sure Radnor school would have withstood another hundred years as well as it was constructed. Great decision Buckeye Valley.
— Rob Kessler
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