Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New Location for Old Schoolhouse

In April 1922 came the time for Hobart's first schoolhouse to make way for a new Masonic hall.

2015-9-9. Schoolhouse moved
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Hobart Gazette 28 Apr. 1922.


The News reported on the schoolhouse's move a little more quietly.

2015-9-9. Schoolhouse moved
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"Local and Personal," Hobart News 27 Apr. 1922.


The family who had occupied the old schoolhouse until its move may have included Irene Slaughter, who appeared in the 1920 Census as a 37-year-old widow supporting herself by dressmaking; she was then living alone in a rented house on Center Street near the Mackey home. (In an overwhelmingly white town, she was the only person in that vicinity with a "B" marked in the "Color or Race" column.)


Above that item, we learn that William Newman (whoever he may have been) had visited "Hogan" Zobjeck, better known as Hugo, whose Porter County farm I still have not identified.

5 comments:

LLoyd Puchek said...

So, does this one room school house still exist , into a home ? At the present ?

Ainsworthiana said...

We don't know. You could do the research to find out!

LLoyd Puchek said...

yes please do , I will greatly appreciate the research.

Ainsworthiana said...

I said YOU could do the research. I have enough research to do already.

LLoyd Puchek said...

Oh I'm sorry misread your answer here !