Tawanka Window Fundraiser
Own a piece of Neshaminy history!
The Neshaminy Education Foundation, in cooperation with the Neshaminy School District, is pleased to offer several windows from the old Tawanka Elementary School building in Lower Southampton Township for auction through our online donation partner, GiveButter.
The original Tawanka Elementary School building was opened in 1964 and operated as an elementary school and later as a special needs school until 2015, when it was demolished to make way for a new building on the same site. The original building was designed with a number of Native American themed decorative fixtures, including rectangular fiberglass windows that were found in most of the classrooms and library. A number of these windows were removed to accommodate air conditioning units; others were replaced over the years as part of regular maintenance.
With permission from the Neshaminy School Board and the demolition contractor, about a dozen of these windows were removed and 24 fiberglass panels from those frames. Each fiberglass panel is approximately 20 inches square. The design material is fiberglass pieces attached to the yellow back panels. These could be displayed lighted from the front or back.
The panels are in good condition, but do show signs of weathering that 50 years can bring such as internal fracturing of the design material. These add to the character of the panels, and do not affect their overall integrity or ability to display them. A handful do have additional minor flaws that are noted below. The panels have not been restored or excessively cleaned, and are sold as-is.
The auction opens Friday, October 14 at 1 pm and ends on October 22 at 5 pm. The auction website is, https://givebutter.com/c/s7BHWw/auction
. All panels must be picked up at Maple Point or Tawanka once the auction / purchase is complete.
NOTES ON SPECIFIC PANELS
PANEL #1: Damage to design fiberglass approximately 2-3 inches (visible in photo)
PANEL #4: Excessive scaling visible, could possibly be removed
PANEL #11: Small hole and cracks near center of the panel, approximately 1-2 inches
PANEL #20: Some staining in the upper center of the panel (behind the eye). Approximately 2 inches
PANEL #21: Small hole and cracks at bottom right of panel, approximately 1 inch.