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Great Western Schoolhouse

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A small, historical brick schoolhouse with a few tall windows. it has a small white steeple and a grey tiled roof.
Located on the
Regional Campus

Building Type:

St. Clairsville, Ohio

Current Use

The Great Western School is located on the west side of the campus adjacent to National Road. It was built in 1870 by the Clark Construction Company. The clay for the hand-made bricks was taken from the farm pond. Roof support beams were hand-hewn from trees in the schoolyard. The iron bell which is housed in the cupola was cast by the J.B. Foote Company in Fredericktown, OH. This school remained in use until 1952. The National Trail Chapter #348 of International Questers restored the building in 1976 as a Bicentennial project. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Quester Chapter continues to maintain the school and provides tours and educational classes to visitors throughout the year.


45425 National Rd W, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (Directions)

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