In the News: The Little Red Schoolhouse in Enterprise

The Little Red Schoolhouse in Enterprise

The Little Red Schoolhouse in Enterprise called Boll Weevil Circle home for decades. But on September 29th, the old wooden schoolhouse was loaded onto a flatbed and moved to a new location.

The Little Red Schoolhouse

A piece of Enterprise history, the Little Red Schoolhouse in Enterprise is now next to the historic Depot Museum, located downtown on Railroad Street.

The schoolhouse was donated to the Pea River Historical & Genealogical Society in 1976. At that time, it was placed near the historical society’s log cabin Welcome Center at 749 Boll Weevil Circle.

However, the society recently sold the Welcome Center land. Hence, a move for the Little Red Schoolhouse was inevitable.

After a long process and a round of approvals from the city, the historical society’s request to move the schoolhouse was granted.

More about the schoolhouse

The red schoolhouse was built in 1976 by Enterprise High School vocational education students. The project was the city’s way of commemorating the nation’s bicentennial celebration.

The colonial schoolhouse is a replica of a one-room schoolhouse from days of old. Once inside, visitors will find desks, chalkboards, schoolbooks, a pot-bellied stove and other nostalgic reminders of rural schools.

What’s next?

The Little Red Schoolhouse in Enterprise will be getting a new roof soon. Once the roof is complete, the bell tower will be reattached, and the building will be open for educational tours.

There will also be a dedication ceremony in honor of the Little Red Schoolhouse’s new home, but no date has been given at this time.

Eventually, the Pea River Historical & Genealogical Society hopes to transform the area around the Little Red School and the Depot Museum into a historical park. It would be an educational resource meant to teach local students more about Enterprise’s rich history.


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