Illinois Department of Natural Resources
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Union Schoolhouse

Before and after the move and restoration

looking a little tired Here's a 1987 photo of how the Union School building had deteriorated after many years of neglect. Notice the boarded up windows, the sagging porch, curled clapboards, and more than a little fading of the paint. Pictured on its original site in Logan County, a great adventure would be in store for this remnant of educational history.

 

two views of the old school

 

moving day
In this photo, taken on July 22, 1988, the school house has traveled several miles to enter the Weldon Springs park area. Lots of volunteers had put in many hours of hard work to get the old school this far and much hard work remained.
 
the schoolhouse now the schoolhouse now
Now, here are three front and one back view of what the school looks like today. After lots more hard work on the part of dedicated community volunteers to repair, replace, and repaint the building, it looks ready for a group of students to come on in and start their lessons.

 
the schoolhouse now the schoolhouse now

Now, here are three front and one back view of what the school looks like today. After lots more hard work on the part of dedicated community volunteers to repair, replace, and repaint the building, it looks ready for a group of students to come on in and start their lessons.

 
interior view classroom interior view

Here are two shots of the interior. Are you ready to take your seat?

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