25 Years Ago

Benson To Be Torn Down


November 17, 2022

Herald of Nov. 26, 1997

Martinsburg Borough Council voted unanimously to tear down the old Benson Elementary School in Martinsburg. The building was in such poor condition that it was not feasible to repair. The building and lot were purchased by W. Gene Henry and donated to the borough.

Renovation work on the historic Royer Mansion was nearing completion by Albert Michaels Conservation of Altoona. Repairs were made to the decorative iron work on the front porch, and the interior was painted and carpeted. The mansion was owned by the Blair County Historical Society.

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