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Legacy Projects > Collins Schoolhouse, Inc. Collins Schoolhouse, Inc.

The Collins Schoolhouse is a one-room brick school built in 1877, remaining in continuous operation for two-thirds of a century as part of the Steuben County rural school system. Among the last of the rural schools still open in Steuben County, various consolidations forced the closing of this ole-fashioned one-room school in 1943. Prior to this building there was a log house school on the same site.

The school was purchased at auction in 1947 by June Collins who had been both a pupil and a teacher at the school. It stood vacant for twenty three years before Ms. Collins and former students restored it. In 1967 it reopened as a fine example of a 19th and early 20th century one-room schoolhouse. It is open to the public Sundays during the summer and at other times on request, such as for school children from neighboring communities. It was listed on the National Register of Historic places in 2002. 

  • Organization: Board of Collins Schoolhouse, Inc.
  • County: Steuben
  • Contact: Brett Collins, 260-316-0604,
  • Type: Non-Profit
  • Project Number: IBC-HC-202
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