Pearson Hall to be Gutted and Renovated
The trustees have recently approved dramatic renovations to Pearson Hall, Andover's classics building. It will be gutted, and all the 19th century classrooms, described as among the "handsomest" on PA's own web site, will be lost. An extra floor will be squeezed into this gracefully proportioned building, and it will be turned into a student activities center.
No longer will the classics be taught in a classical setting; no longer will Andover have this last, fine example of the old school.
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Here are some images of Pearson Hall over the years.