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Forest Grove One-Room School near Cassville, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
N 36° 41.655 W 093° 46.968
15S E 430071 N 4061240
Quick Description: A former one-room school converted into a home, and expanded, in rural Barry County Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/6/2013 1:49:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ0TE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
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Long Description:
This poster was fortunate to drive up on Father's Day to find the current owner of the school / home, Ron, celebrating with his father and his wife's father in the front yard. He was glad to show me around and tell me some things about the old school. The school is mentioned in the following RootsWeb pages: 1909 Extracts from Barry County Papers; May 12, 1912 article from the Barry County Republican; May 16, 1912 article from the Barry County Republican.

Ron's dad had bought the Forest Grove School when it was in pretty bad condition. Ron and his dad worked very hard to stablize it, then added on a new roof over the old tile roof, and new siding outside of the original siding, as well as putting in necessary rooms - kitchen, bedrooms, den, etc. - and adding on a garage at the north end, and a room edition off of the east side. Ron bought the schoolhouse from his dad. He mentioned that an original outhouse is still in the back (north) side, which he hopes to recondition back into usable condition.

Original or Re-creation?: Original

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

FR2155 and FR1160
Cassville, MO USA

Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: no

Year the school first opened.: Not listed

Year the school closed.: Not listed

Web Address (if available): Not listed

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