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Fairview One-Room School - Shell Knob, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
N 36° 39.483 W 093° 39.072
15S E 441799 N 4057137
Quick Description: A former one-room school still used as a church in rural Barry County, Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 7:50:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMNBYR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
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Long Description:
An entire booklet of 34 pages has been written about Fairview School in district 75 (1897 to 1963). It was probably used as both a school and church back in those days, as was typical; and it is still used as a country church. Somewhere along the years an addition was put onto the west side of the old one-room school.

It is near the ghost town of Hill City (just a junction with one business, now) north of Shell Knob. The classic hand-operated pump is still in place in front of the building, but is not operational. The new well head is immediately next to the old pump. Also, the outhouse -- an unusual 3-seater -- is out back and in good condition. But the septic field and tank access behind the church is clear indication that it is no longer strictly needed. The bell tower is now an enclosed cupola.

Original or Re-creation?: Original

Year the school first opened.: 9/1/1897

Year the school closed.: 5/30/1963

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

Shell Knob, MO USA

Web Address (if available): [Web Link]

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

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