Midwest Country School Conference Bus Tour
October 15, 2016
Stone Veneer added to the Block Foundation
Ringing the Bell
September 6, 2016
Bell Tower Installation
September 6, 2016
Bell Tower Construction
Rehabbing the Original North Siding
Rehabbing the West Siding
Building the Bell Tower Roof
Engineering of Bell Tower & Supports
Cedar Shingles Installed and Priming Window Frames
Late September, 2014
Fascia Board & Molding Ready for Installation
Ben Taylor picks up primed and painted fascia board and rake mouldings from Sharon Andresen’s garage to deliver to the schoolhouse.
Reunion Between Teacher and Student
Forest Grove teacher, Jane Butcher (1956-57) and her student, Mary (VenHorst) Stimpson, meet inside Forest Grove School #5 for a happy reunion after many, many years.
Exterior Scaffolding Donated, Chimney Brick arrives, Roof Repair
Replica Windows Ordered, Interior Scaffolding Goes Up
Footings for Bell Tower and Basement floor Poured
Bell Tower Drawings
Doug Steinmetz, Principal Architect at Douglas J. Steinmetz Architect in Cedar Rapids has graciously donated his talents to draw this rendering of the bell tower for Forest Grove School.
National Register of Historic Places
Forest Grove School No. 5 was added to the National Register of Historic Places in October, 2013 Read more . . .
Floor Joist repaired
Pouring Footings and Laying the Foundation
Thank you to Ken and Ron Hoffman of Hoffman Construction and Jack Stoffers & Sons for building the new foundation for Forest Grove #5! Your generosity of time, expertise, and materials is sincerely appreciated!
Today marked the beginning of the historic rehabilitation of Forest Grove School. Goodwin Movers arrived this morning to begin lifting and stabilizing Forest Grove #5. This is the day we’ve been working for! Thank you to our donors and volunteers who are making this possible!
“Country School: One Room – One Nation” Screening
Car Wash Fundraiser
Before Preservation Began
Hiring an Historical Architect