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Schoolhouse Farmette

November 28, 2010

Jamie did some research last night and found out that the house we’re looking at was originally a schoolhouse, built in 1888. We will have to add this to the roster of new blog name contenders: Schoolhouse Farmette.

"The two-story home was the third school built in the Swedish settlement of Ryssby.   Children of Ryssby, which was settled by Swedish immigrants in 1869, were schooled in a log building until construction of a brick schoolhouse in 1888, and finally the 1910 building we see today."

We’re still not sure if we’re excited & interested in this gigantic expensive project, or freaked out & not interested…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. aunt B. permalink
    November 28, 2010 12:15 pm

    1888? Wowie! My violin wasn’t even made until 1895! If houses could talk!

    • November 28, 2010 2:00 pm

      We went to the library and got some more information on the house & its former schoolhouse days. I will put up some pics tomorrow. We accidentally led the librarian to believe we’d already purchased the house and were restoring it…maybe he will start the rumor around town that it is taken so we won’t have to worry about any bidding wars? 🙂

  2. November 28, 2010 1:22 pm

    Check and see if there are benefits or drawbacks to having the home registered as an historical site. P&L

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