LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE ~ CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING
HISTORIC PRESERVATION of the LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE currently located on the fair grounds in Sundance. It was saved from demolition by 3 days for the fair board and now is in danger of extinction by fire if not relocated by June 15. It is time to give this little mover a permanent home! It started in Aladdin, went to Sunny Divide, and then to its current location. The non-profit, Devils Tower-Sacred To Many People has acquired it and the goal is to relocate it and do a full restoration of the building on a permanent foundation in tranquil setting on Tower Divide. The Little Red Schoolhouse will then be used as a local historic marker, a Local Arts & Native American Children demonstration hall and this restored historic building open to the public.
PHASE I $9,300.00 estimated costs
HYDRALIC JACK, TRUCK AND RESET (MOVE) FROM FAIR PROPERTY TO TOWER DIVIDE
PHASE II $14,000.00 estimated costs
THRESHOLD REPAIR; PERMANENT LOCATION; FOUNDATION AND SET
PHASE III $8,000.00 estimated costs
EXTERIOR REPAIR, RESTORE AND PAINT
PHASE IV $19,700.00 estimated costs
INTERIOR RESTORE DOUGFIR FLOORS, RESTORE PLANK WALLS, REHAB & REPAIR ORIGINAL DOORS AND WINDOWS, REHAB TO PERIOD UPDATES
Immediate goal is to raise funds to do the relocation, which is required by JUNE 15, 2015. In this continuous effort, as funds can be raised the project will progress. Excess funds shall be carried over to next phase, any excess at the end of the project will be for future upkeep, maintenance or repairs on this structure. Funds are maintained in a special account specific for this project. We are seeking local service area and county-wide funds, materials and labor. However we are aware some services cannot be performed by resident businesses.
Recognition for your generous contribution:
We are planning the “Standard School Recess” at the site for our generous benefactors, photographs and a news press write-up. We hope to continue an annual tradition of “Standard School Recess” for future fund raising for this structure.
Upon full completion a ribbon ceremony with public invites, silent auction and bake sale with a news press write up of the great accomplishment of our Benefactor Businesses. A placard of recognition will be placed at the building. Funds raised at this event will be for continued maintenance and upkeep of the Little Red Schoolhouse, as well as Sacred’s mission of assisting currently running programs on Reservations that need a little assistance.
FUTURE FOREVER HOME OF LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE
This page was built as a courtesy, free of charge and in support of historic preservation, public awareness and on behalf of the remaining one room and Standard Schoolhouses. ~ Crazy Woman