Restored One-Room Schoolhouse

Racine, WV

Lower Drawdy One Room Schoolhouse was built in 1917. It is reminiscent of the era of small, utilitarian community schools. The history of this school begins with a one-room structure built in Andrew in 1906. It was made of logs and damaged by a flood in 1916. A new school was then built in 1917. During the 1920's, a new highway was planned for construction on the property near the new school, so the school had to be moved from that area. Mr. Windrield Kinder used oxen to move the building approximately 100 feet away from the original site. Children attended this school until 1959, then were transferred to Peytona Grade School after the school closed. The school property was then sold by the Board of Education to a Mr. Workman. After the school was sold, the building remained empty on the property from 1959 until it was relocated to its present location in the John M. Slack Coal River Memorial Park at Racine, WV 1.

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