About Us

Forest Grove School Preservation was founded in 2012 and began restoring the weatherboards of the one-room school soon after.

With assistance from architect Doug Steinmetz, volunteers worked from historic photos to reconstruct the structure’s bell tower, windows and doors, foundation, roof, and signage. The restoration project was featured in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s magazine, Preservation, in 2018.

Funds were raised for the restoration effort through community events like pie auctions and trivia nights. We are grateful for the generosity of community members provided labor and materials at a discount or no charge, including donations of floorboards and slate chalkboards from three nearby schools, two of which had been demolished.

Restoration Photos

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