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239 North Main Street

In my Abandoned Chalfont post, I posted a bunch of photos of abandoned building in the boro. That post did not include the Chalfont Borough School.  I don’t know how I missed it, I drive past the school at least once every day.

Originally build in 1916, it had several additions and was ultimately sold to a family who ran a successful daycare. Eventually, they sold it to a daycare chain, who eventually closed this site in favor of a more modern location.  Too bad, this place oozes character.  The original stone building is slated to be converted to 4 apartments. The additions will be torn down and new apartments will be constructed.  I decided to get a few photos just in case they are serious about the renovation.  I wouldn’t want this slice of history to be lost 😉

My contribution to Good Fences #123.

Historical information obtained from Chalfont and New Britian by Robert L Showalter


Chalfont school

Picnic anyone?


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part of the playground


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play telephone booth





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and more from the playground


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the swing set


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A view of the original school obstructed by the overgrown bushes.  Note the slate roof.


Chalfont school

the outside of one of the additions with the boarded up windows

7 thoughts on “239 North Main Street

  1. TheChieftess says:

    Sometimes apartment conversions do a really good job of maintaining the “old” feel, while creating usable space…hope it works this way for this interesting building!!!

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    rather sad to see all the overgrowth! hope they’ll salvage some bones.

  3. Oh wonderful photography and sad about the school ~ ‘times they are achangin’ ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  4. Andy says:

    Oh my. This truly is abandon but it still looks useful. One good thing is that vandals have not found it yet.

  5. Amy says:

    That sure is a decent sized backyard, no doubt once it’s cleaned up I’m sure it’ll be beautiful. Please post photos once this has been renovated 🙂

  6. It was good that you took photos. So many historical buildings get torn down and are lost forever. Hopefully the new renovations will be nice.

  7. Patrick says:

    I totally love it when old buildings are re-purposed. Too bad they are going tear down the additions. The one you showed looks to be in good shape. Maybe, they will salvage the bricks. Will they be required to salvage all they can?