Straw College, Kalona Historical Village - Kalona, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 41° 29.107 W 091° 42.139
15T E 608334 N 4593424
Quick Description: This one room schoolhouse was originally located south of town in the Mid-Prairie District.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 2/18/2016 2:58:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMQEY5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
This one room schoolhouse was originally located south of town in the Mid-Prairie District. The sign outside explains its name:

Summit School (“Straw College”), built around 1850 was moved to the Village in 1972. Students who attended say their school was nicknamed “Straw College” because, during the winter, straw was stuffed behind the wainscoating for warmth. Restored in 1973 by Kalona Optimist, and Idris and Alpha Clubs.
Original or Re-creation?: Re-located Original

Year the school first opened.: 1/1/1850

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

Address:
Kalona Historical Village
Kalona, IA USA


Year the school closed.: Not listed

Web Address (if available): Not listed

Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: Not Listed

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