BROWN LEA SCHOOL

The Brown Lea School District was established in August 1886 and the first classes were held in 1887. The original building was replaced by a wood frame structure built in 1902 by contractor A. King. The school closed in January 1967 but a vacant building remains on private property.

brownleaschool3

Over the years there were 59 teachers and 220 pupils that attended the school.

IMG_1731.JPG

Teachers at the school were paid an average of $35.00 per month.

IMG_1746.JPG

The land for the school was purchased $5.00 and the school cost approximately $400 to build.

IMG_1751.JPG

This second school house was built in 1902.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: