A new building at the private St. Paul's School to take the place of one destroyed by fire earlier this year is expected to open with a dedication ceremony Nov. 26.
An electrical fire caused $1 million damage to St. Paul's lower school, built in 1910 in Brooklandville in Baltimore County. No one was injured in the Jan. 30 blaze, which began in an attic before the start of the school day.
Since the fire, about 300 pre-kindergarteners through fourth-graders have been moved into a dozen trailers on the campus.
The lower school is to retain the exterior design of the original building but the inside will be totally renovated. About 4,000 square feet of space is being added.
The $2 million bill to renovate and enlarge the lower school will be met partly through insurance payments, school officials said.