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Richboro, PA

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A few weeks ago we visited Richboro, PA, which isn't probably known for much unless you have a copy of Weird Pennsylvania, which mentions this former school and a nearby water slide.

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There were landscapers doing some work around the property while we were there exploring, but they didn't know much about the place's history. From looking around on Google, it doesn't seem that anyone knows much about it. Other than the water slides there was a tennis court and some assorted buildings, of which one looked like it was currently being lived in.

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One lonely plant growing at the fountain.

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The bridges that go across the pool, and once had what appears to have been a gazebo or similar structure in the middle.

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Not sure what the huge rusty pipe was for. In the background is a small building, which appeared to still have an old generator in it.

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Skipping ahead for a second, this is the one corner of the generator building's roof.

bridgeside
The bridges still had some nice tile detailing on their sides.

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One of the better looking walkway tiles.

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And one of the broken ones.

wall
Part of the pool's wall had caved in.

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There were concrete lanterns surrounding the pool.

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Not all are still standing.

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Some of the lanterns had tiles on them, some didn't. Some used to.

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The electrical wiring on them didn't look to be all that old.

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Even the gazebo had electric lights at one time.

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Nests from some sort of wasp I think. Built into the lights under the slide. Thankfully, no one was home in them.

wires
An electrician's nightmare.

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The steps up the slide looked to be in very good condition. I didn't test their looks.

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The slides from the back.

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The tennis courts had pillars with lovely tiles on them.

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All the tiles were different, but I only photographed a few of them.

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There were several lanterns lining the driveway. I love that they are using CFLs in them.

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Buried in the weeds near the road was a pair of large lighted pillars that probably once stood on either side of the driveway. Now they lay forgotten, along with the history of what this place once was.

ETA... Google has a nice aerial view of the park here. The slides are in the dark area to the right of the pool.
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