Bean Blossom Township School (Stinesville Elementary School) – Stinesville IN

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Description

Built in 1936-37, occupied for school use on September 7, 1937. In 1875, the school district built a wood frame schoolhouse near the center of town. In 1903, the board built a masonry building to replace the frame school. In 1935, a fire destroyed the school. The building was insured for $35,000, but the estimated loss was $100.000. The new school served the entire township, since Indiana officials had been encouraging public school consolidation since the 1890s. Public Works Administration awarded a grant for $57, 348 to fill the gap. Additionally, the town sold bonds to fund the school. The school board added a gym, dedicated November 4, 1938. Ceased operations as a school in 2018, owned by Town of Stinesville.

Source notes

Muncie Star Press, 10/1/1935, p. 1.
Stinesville Centennial Program, p. 27.
National Register of Historic Places nomination, Stinesville Historic District (pending, listing expected in February 2023)

Project originally submitted by Paul Diebold on November 8, 2022.

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Location Info


7973 Main St.
Stinesville, IN 47464

Coordinates: 39.30007, -86.64852

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