Posted by Bill

Maybe you’ve seen some work going on at the Community Hall this summer and fall. Thanks to all the support from you, we have been able to raise over $13,000 of our $30,000 goal for much needed repairs and maintenance. Most of that was earmarked for a new roof, that, is until Ruth and Lance Cooper contacted us. Lance grew up on Tadpole Road. Although he and Ruth left the area for over 30 years to pursue their careers, their hearts remained tied to the area. In 2001, they retired and moved back to the area. When they heard more about the needs of the Community Hall, they decided to give back to the community by generously donating the entire amount for the new roof! Our sincere thanks to both of them, and to all of you for your ongoing support!


New Roof!

Repaired roof

Remaining Repairs


With the roof completed and totally financed, the Association can now proceed with other necessary repairs:


  • The foundation needs to be shored up and re-pointed. We are looking for stone masons who would be interested in helping with this project. Estimated cost: $5,000

  • The floor and ceiling in the first restroom needs replaced. Years of roof leaks have left extensive damage. Estimated cost: $1,000

  • The floor tile and ceiling in the kitchen need replaced. Roof leaks have significantly damaged the ceiling and wear and tear has cracked many of the linoleum tiles. Estimated cost: $5,000


Note: These cost estimates are pre-bid, just the Association’s estimates on what the repairs may cost.


Help preserve this historic facility!!

Posted by From The Association

The History of Baileyville book, the Town, the Iron Works, and the Railroad, 1730 - 2013If you missed the 80th Anniversary celebration, you can still get a copy of the newly updated history book or a mug. These collectable limited edition items make great Christmas presents, and will become family treasures!

The History of Baileyville, The Town, The Iron Industry, and the Railroad 1790-2013

This new book provides a tour of the Baileyville area, and explores its history with the Iron Ore Industry and the Railroad.

"...historic treasure that will last for generations"

"You have done a wonderful job with the Baileyville history...Very very nice job."

"...a really nice Collection of History, with photos, and  facts about the Pa. Furnace and Baileyville area."

"...if you want this last copy, ya gonna hafta fight me for it."

Posted by From The Association

The Baileyville Community Hall

The Baileyville Community Hall was built in 1895 as a two room schoolhouse.
Since 1933 this grand old building has been used as a
community meeting place for this rural Central Pennsylvania community.

Available to rent for events:
Rates (2013): $80 full day; $50 half/partial day.
Call 692-8486 or 692-8341 for more information and to reserve.

(Or use the Contact form.)