Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Copperas Spring School

Copperas Spring School

This photo was taken in 1998. At that time the old school could have probably been saved enough to restore. At this time it is beyond saving. Paul Edward Crowell that owns the old building said that he would probably have it torn down soon as no one could salvage it now. It had been used for storage for many years with no repair done on it at all.

The school building had two front doors. One for the boys and one for the girls. It was one large room. The old potbellied stove sat in the center of the room. Chalkboards were across one end of it and on part of one of the side walls.

Copperas Spring School got it's name from the sulphur spring that was located close by, and it was a copper color. There were two springs located near the school, the other was a clear spring which it is where the school got their drinking water.

This school closed in the fall of 1950 and consolidated with other schools. Children went to Marion or Mattoon.

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