Beech Hill Road 0013 West Granville School

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Beech Hill Road 0013 West Granville School

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UPDATE: Today (September 21, 2022) shortly after noon the West Granville School went up for auction by the Town of Granville. An opening bid of $30,000 was sought by the auctioneer and failing to get that he sought a $25,000 bid. That also failed so he whittled his request down to $10,000 before a brave bidder finally responded. Then things got lively and the bidding climbed back up until it stalled at $50,000 and the hammer dropped at that sum.

Your Granville History reporter spoke with John Devine, a member of the successful bidder's family, as he exited Town Hall. His big smile told the story. When asked what the plan was for the school he indicated the intention is to renovate the building. This would be a big plus for West Granville, in this writer's opinion. The Devines are a contracting family with a home base in West Granville so the school is remaining in local hands.

Another member of the Devine family presently owns the adjacent property at 27 Beech Hill Road, known to most people as Ernie Sattler's old house, which is another fine historic structure which has undergone needed repairs during its current ownership.

Congratulations to the Devine family on today's purchase.

West Granville School, 13 (15 is the number on the building) Beech Hill Rd., built 1934. MACRIS inventory #GRN 13.

1934 photos are of building and the builders. Only one of the builders is identified by the arrow in the lower margin, as Ray Warner.

Paul Jensen photos: Black and white taken January 1, 2009. Color taken 19 Oct 2001

Giguere's Photography Aerial: 10 Jan 2021

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Granville Public Library Historical Room and Massachusetts Historical Commission. See disclaimer.

Paul Jensen and Giguere's Photography photos: Rights held by the photographers. Images displayed here courtesy of the photographer. Contact the photographer regarding any re-use.

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“Beech Hill Road 0013 West Granville School,” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed February 1, 2023, https://granvillehistory.omeka.net/items/show/342.

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