January 17, 2012

Miakka School House

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I just love little old school houses, like this one, the Miakka School House. According to an historic marker, it was constructed in 1914 for a whopping $1,400.  It was the first public school to be constructed using school bonds in Manatee County, which is a little confusing because this site is located in Sarasota County.  (Turns out, 7 years after the school opened, the area became known as Sarasota County.)  Although the school house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, I'm not sure about its status now and whether it's open to the public.

10 comments:

Kathy said...

Since it's had a handicapped ramp added, I would bet it's open periodically to the public. Maybe you will get a chance to see the inside later.

cieldequimper said...

It's so cute!!!! Males me feel like I'm in Little House on the Manatee (oh, the clich├ęs, yes I know!)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love this sweet little school house, complete with it's bell atop for calling in the children, can just imagine it when it was in use way back then! btw SRQ loved the shot of the Red Bellied Woodpecker, had a chuckle, you sound just like me when I take a bird shot, out come the books just to make sure I get it right!!

Ernie said...

Now you have to hunt down the one in Duette. I believe it's still in use as a school. :)

Kate said...

I can envision children romping and playing around this building in days gone by . It would be a great resource today for activities for kids.

Lowell said...

Fascinating. There's an old school house in southern Minnesota that looks a lot like this - it's a museum now...all restored like it used to be. My mother taught in a one-roomer in the woods of northern Minnesota in the 1920s. Oh, the stories she could tell!

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

This looks like the perfect little schoolhouse.

Lois said...

It is absolutely charming! I love the bell.

Jack said...

Can you imagine what it would have been like going to a school like that? For grades 1 - 6, I went to school at a drafty Victorian school with eight classrooms, from 1897. I loved it! The next year I went to a new junior high school that had been built just a couple of years earlier. I thought the building was the blandest, least interesting building I had been in. Is there a principle here? I don't know.

Jim Klenke said...

It would be neat to walk inside.