Tree falls, causes damage to Swanzey school building
“So it happened sometime overnight,” she said.
The pine tree was over 100-feet tall and very wide, and was perhaps dislodged by the heavy rains this summer, she said.
“It just looked like a bad tooth that got pulled,” she said.The Wilcox Building on Old Homestead Highway/Route 32, just past the district’s middle and high school buildings, is more than a 160 years old, having been built by the town in 1850.
“They made it absolutely beautiful,” she said.
The building is assessed at $336,000.
“We just haven’t had time to think about it,” she said.
The tree was removed Friday, but appears to have destroyed the building. Insurance agents are still assessing the damage, though, she said.
“I don’t believe it to be safe at all,” she said.
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