LOST LAKE ONE-ROOM SCHOOL RESTORATION
The Lost Lake School was in use as a one-room school from 1876 until 1953. It stood at the corner of County Road FW and State Hwy 73. It was donated to the historical society by Delwyn and Mary Biel and was moved to the society property on July 7, 2009.
Lost Lake School - on the move
Guiding the school into place on its new foundation.
The restoration work was performed mainly by our hard-working volunteers with a few projects requiring the use of paid contractors. Repairs included the replacement of the old plaster ceiling with drywall, new siding, new windows, replacement of damaged floor boards, building of a new chimney enclosure, refinishing of the interior window frames, and new concrete steps and sidewalk.
Windowframe refinishing new siding and windows sidewalk & step replacement
Restoration Complete - 2011
Once the restoration of the building was complete, the staging of an authentic one-room school began.
The pictures below show the interior in 1935 and today.
Class at Lost Lake School - 1935
Restored Interior Photos -- We were able to recover some of the desks you see in the 1935 photo above.
Cloak Rooms -- to the left and right of the entryway.
You can see the drinking ter crock and pump in lower left.