Reused Schools

Reused Schools

Links to examples of reused historic schools are listed below. Many historic schools in Minnesota and throughout the United States have been successfully reused. Throughout the history of the United States, schools have played very important social, cultural and historical roles. In small towns that role is even more important due to the local need for cultural exploration, exposure to fine arts and adult education. As a result, performances, concerts, athletic games and other events held at Kasson’s historic 1918 School were social and cultural hi-lights particularly before television became prevalent in the 1950s. Overall the school has played a major role throughout the history of Kasson in helping to define and rally the community. While the Kasson has many churches, it only has one school system which tends to unite people. The emotional blow and the loss of community following the permanent closing and potential demolition of the beloved 1918 Public School will be immense. The communities below have chosen to preserve this important component of their town’s history.

Glencoe, MN School Converted to a Library and Community Center
Brainerd, MN School Converted to Art Center
Red Wing, MN School Converted to Condominiums
Cannon Falls, MN School Converted to Apartments
Winona, MN School Converted to Apartments
Little Falls, MN School Converted to Apartments
Bozeman, MT School Converted to Arts Center
Mpls, MN Sidney Pratt School Converted to Comm Ed Center
Walla Walla, WA School Concerted to Apartments
Lodi, CA School Converted To Community Center
Ajo, AZ School Converted to Artist Center
Durango, CO School Converted to Multiple-Uses
New York School Converted to Arts Center
Mpls, MN School Converted to Business Center
Casper, WY School Rehabbed as a School
Portland, OR School Converted to Multi-Uses
Bend, OR School Converted to Multi-Uses
Estell Manor, NJ School Converted to Library/Museum
Princeton, MN School Converted to Community Center and Apartments