Friday, January 23, 2015

Schools for Sale

With the new W.G. Haan school in its second year of operation, Ross Township had no further use for the two old wooden schoolhouses that had formerly served the Ainsworth and Deep River areas. In November 1921, they were offered for sale.

2015-1-23. School buildings for sale
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Hobart Gazette 18 Nov. 1921.

Back in October, the Ainsworth school had been appraised by Charles Chester, John Gruel and William Shults at $40.00* in value, its woodshed at $3.00 and its outdoor toilet at $2.00.

2015-1-23. Ainsworth school appraisal
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Image courtesy of the Merrillville/Ross Township Historical Society.

I already know what happened to the Ainsworth school: someone from the Foreman family bought it. I think a Niksch bought the Deep River school, but we shall see.

*The figure looks like $40.00 to me, but I might be wrong.

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