Kittson County is slowly losing the little schoolhouses that were spread around the townships. A few are still maintained and used as meeting halls. The rest are ignored, paint peeling, boards rotting and roofs sagging. Some were moved and used for storage buildings but the rest have been knocked down or burned.
This particular little old school house is located on the northern border of section 27 of Richardville township. It is unusual because it is more than twice the size of a regular school and had a tower.
While I have examined the building and the tower I have not be able to determine why the tower was built on the school house and what it was used for. If you have any knowledge on the history of this school please comment.
The leaking roof has damaged the ceiling and the building will not last much longer. Note that the blackboards are still hanging on the walls and the old oil burner is still in place.
The Murray farm was right across the road to the north. It appears the grandson visited the school a hundred years after it opened.
This shows the western half of the school, while looking eastward.
If you have any information regarding this old country school house please comment on this blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I know there are many people who would enjoy hearing more about this school.