Great opportunity to own a historic home and schoolhouse

Here are two great ways to get a peek inside a historic home and a historic school-house. At 10 a.m. Saturday, August 17 2013, this former one-room school at 4713 Brown Station Road, Columbia, will go up for auction.

Named the Keene School, the United Country’s website outlines its history as a former school-house and includes pictures for an online tour of the now three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house.

The website states the house was built in 1898, and information provided by Deb Sheals, a historic preservation consultant, states the former school-house was used as a school from 1898 until the early 1900s.

The Old Houses website says the house is one of last remaining brick two-story school houses. Once planned to provide room for schooling on the first floor and housing for the school teacher on the second floor, the 1,660 square-foot home features 11 1/2 feet ceilings on the first floor.

The building was named to Columbia’s Notable Properties list in 2004.

The house was on the market in 2009, as well, according to this 2009 Columbia Missourian article.

Whether you’re in the market for a house or just interested in seeing history, the 10 a.m. Saturday auction at 4713 Brown Station Road is an opportunity.

Leave a Reply