The Howard School Restoration Group won an Outstanding Restoration Award for rescuing and transforming the one-room brick schoolhouse in rural Boone County. Built in 1881 in a simple form of the Italianate style, it served as a school until 1916. Four brick walls were all that remained after nearly a century without use. A band of volunteers formed a nonprofit in 2003 to restore the building. The Howard School Restoration Group partners with the school corporation, bringing today’s kids out to experience what life was like in an 1880s school. Bill Coan, Jack Belcher, and other board members accepted the award.
Enter Resource Name: Howard School - State: Indiana
The Howard School was honored with the presentation of a framed National Register of Historic Places certification by Indiana Department of Natural Resources Senior Architectural Historian Paul C. Diebold.
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1881 - 1916
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