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Soundview Preparatory School officials in Yorktown unveiled the renovation of the 19th centry dairy barn, which serves as the school’s Arts & Sciences Building and Assembly Hall.
They held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, which was attended by Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace and Councilman Vishnu Patel.
The large red barn that stands in the center of Soundview’s campus was once the hub of the thriving farm belonging to Yorktown’s first family, the Underhills, who operated the farm throughout the 19th century.
"We are pleased that we were able to serve as stewards of the rich historical heritage of our campus, and to preserve this fine old building which is at the heart of our School," Head of School W. Glyn Hearn said.
Also present were Joe Reilly of the architectural firm KG&D of Mt. Kisco, who designed the restoration, and Mike Maurno, president of MJC Construction Corporation of Yorktown Heights, whose company performed the work.
Seniors Juliette Carey of Pleasantville and Peter Gross of Ossining spoke about what their school meant to them.
"Finding Soundview was like heaven on earth – the teachers really, really care about you," Carey said.
Soundview Preparatory School is an independent school for students in grades 6 through 12. Its 13-acre campus is located in Yorktown Heights on Underhill Avenue.