Lyles Consolidated School

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Lyles Consolidated School
Lyles Station.jpg
Front of the school
Lyles Consolidated School is located in Indiana
Lyles Consolidated School
Location County Road Rd. 100 N, Lyles Station, Indiana
Coordinates 38°22′11″N 87°39′36″W / 38.3697°N 87.6601°W / 38.3697; -87.6601Coordinates: 38°22′11″N 87°39′36″W / 38.3697°N 87.6601°W / 38.3697; -87.6601
Area 2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
Built 1919
Architectural style Prairie School
Governing body Private
MPS Indiana's Public Common and High Schools MPS
NRHP Reference # 99001111[1]
Added to NRHP September 9, 1999

Lyles Consolidated School is a historic school in Lyles Station, Indiana, United States. The third school to be located in Lyles Station, it was opened in 1919 and used until 1958. For nearly forty years it remained abandoned, and by 1997 it had deteriorated almost to the point of total collapse. In June of that year, the Lyles Station Historic Preservation Corporation was founded to help preserve and promote the history of the Lyles Station community. Its major project was restoration of the schoolhouse, intending to use it as a living history museum to educate local schoolchildren both about Lyles Station history itself as well as the daily routine of a school in the early twentieth century.

To that end, the Corporation lobbied to have the school, and the entire community, placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Achieving this goal in 1999, the Corporation then began seeking funds to restore the school. Restoration of the site was completed in 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.