Buckeye School in Northern Colorado was built in 1925 and is now used as a community hall. https://www.historycolorado.org/rural-school-buildings-colorado (Unfortunately History Colorado's page doesn't include current uses. But if you want to talk with someone who helps maintain the school, I can get you in touch.)
Most of the rest of our older rural schools in Larimer County are either museums or residences now.I know I heard of a project elsewhere in Colorado with a beautiful stone building that was being turned into a community center, but I don't remember where it was. If I find it, I'll post it here.
Our history museum (small rural town in coastal northern California) is housed in the old 1921 Tomales High School auditorium / gymnasium, still with the original long rows of double-hung windows, ceiling trusses, schoolhouse pendant lights, and fir floor. A new school was built at another site in 1969, the classrooms of the old school burned in 1977, but the stand-alone building was saved. In mid-1990s?? the museum needed a larger home and the school district offered th old auditorium to us for a very nominal rent.
All the renovation was paid for by the museum, and it included a lot of volunteer labor, but it has been a wonderful venue for our museum. On the auditorium's original stage is a comprehensive exhibit featuring the old high school -- its history and its current incarnation. Our ties with the school are still close, and many of our Board Members are alumni of Tomales High. As the curator, I consider the simple, vaguely Craftsman-style building to be our largest artifact, and one of our most important and beloved.
Ginny MacKenzie Magan???? (Tomales Regional History Center)
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