Leadership

Academy Building Burned at Exeter

Issue 8 and Volume 56.

Academy Building Burned at Exeter The main building of the Phillips Academy at Exeter. N. H., was consumed by fire, at 12.35 a. m., July 3. The building was two stories high, 90 by 160 feet and was constructed of brick, stone and wood, in 1872, taking the place of a building which was erected in 1794 and which was burned December 17, 1870. The building had no partitions, nor fire equipments of any kind. With it were lost the priceless chapel collection of portraits, of distinguished alumni, trustees, teachers and benefactors, large photographs of which are fortunately safeguarded, and the greater part of the valuable collection of busts, friezes, casts, statuary and pictures which adorned other upper rooms and the hallways and rooms on the lower floor. The cause of the fire is unknown. Vacation renovations had begun and there may have been some carelessness bysomeone engaged in the…

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