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Former orphanage building ready to be razed in Quincy

July 17, 2008

QUINCY, Pa. - Work crews contracted by Quincy Village have removed several windows from one of the buildings constructed as part of the original orphanage. The two-story brick building from the 1920s will be torn down over the next few weeks.

The building, referred to as the Industrial Building, was used by the retirement community for storage and is near the railroad center off Orphanage Road, according to a news release.

The orphanage closed in 1971.

A historian visited the site and made recommendations for artifacts to be perserved in the on-site historical room, the news release stated.

"Having ensured that there is no historical significance to the building and that no items, door markers or plaques of any kind remain in the structure, we have engaged John Kahl Contractors from Waynesboro to complete the demolition of the industrial building. Quincy Village and its board agree that it has become too costly to maintain and heat the deteriorated building," said George S. Glen, chairman of the board of directors.

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