On Thursday, May 29, the Mount Prospect Historical
Society relocated this 1896 one-room schoolhouse from
the property of St. Johnís Episcopal Church, which
planned to demolish the school of it was not moved this
year. In five years, the historical society successfully
raised the required $150,000 to move the building.
Landmarks Illinois pledged a $2,500 grant toward the
effort, and also included the school on the 2007-08
Chicagoland Watch List.
After a one-mile journey, the
school now rests on a site next to the Mount Prospect
Historical Societyís museum and office building. While
no longer threatened by demolition, the historical
society will continue its fundraising campaign to
renovate the building as an educational building and
meeting place for the community.
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the move go to:
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