Lincoln in the history books

By on October 8, 2014


Lincoln Elementary school being torn down

Lincoln Elementary school being torn down

The Lincoln Elementary School is coming down and Lincoln Christian Homes is building up.
The elementary school was being torn down last week and, in its place, the assisted living facility is planning an expansion.
Nancy Harris, Ephrata Borough’s planning and engineering manager, said a building permit should be issued this week.
Eugene Martin, of Lincoln Christian Homes’ maintenance department, said construction will start immediately on the two-story, 5,460-square-foot building located on Apple Street, once the permit is issued.
He said plans include six resident rooms, a chapel, a conference room and an exercise room.
Martin said construction should last about a year.
According to information in a time capsule supplied by the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley’s Cynthia Marquet, the Lincoln school itself was built in 1925. H. Raymond Heckman was the architect and Harry Good was the contractor. An annex of two rooms was constructed in 1937. The time capsule was installed when an addition was constructed in 1964-65.



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