Monday, April 17, 2017

Union School

After leaving Sally Ann Hollow, we decided to try to hit one more spot before heading home. The old Union School sits in the Ozark National Forest, but not many people visit it. It's actually pretty difficult to find the school, since you have to ford the Little Piney Creek to get there. The creek was actually pretty high when we crossed it, and I was glad we were in Matt's Xterra. My poor car would have probably been washed downstream if we tried to cross in it.

The Union School was built in 1929. It replaced the first Union School, which was built in 1886 but burned down in 1928. The current Union School is a "1-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof, weatherboard siding, and a stone foundation." It's in amazing shape considering its age.


And one last shot of the interior of the school. The school was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and was also used as a church, Masonic lodge and a community center.


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