Goffs Schoolhouse

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Goffs Schoolhouse
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Goffs Schoolhouse is located in California
Goffs Schoolhouse
Goffs Schoolhouse is located in the United States
Goffs Schoolhouse
Location37198 Lanfair Rd., Goffs, California
Coordinates34°55′12″N 115°3′18″W / 34.92000°N 115.05500°W / 34.92000; -115.05500Coordinates: 34°55′12″N 115°3′18″W / 34.92000°N 115.05500°W / 34.92000; -115.05500
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectBeimer, Anthony
Architectural styleMission Revival
NRHP reference #01001102[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 11, 2001

The Goffs Schoolhouse is a historic school building located at 37198 Lanfair Road in Goffs, California. Opened in 1914, the one-room schoolhouse was the first in Goffs used solely as a school; prior to its construction, the school district had used a rented building. Architect Anthony Beimer designed the Mission Revival building. The district served students in a 1,000-square-mile (2,600 km2) region surrounding Goffs; its students were the children of the area's miners and railroad workers. Many of the students came from Mexican immigrant families, and bilingual students often served as teacher's assistants to translate for the teacher. Goffs residents also used the school building as a community center, and it housed a branch of the San Bernardino County Library. The school closed in 1937, when the Goffs School District merged with the Needles district. During World War II, the school building served as a canteen for the Desert Training Center, the largest Army training facility in the United States. The Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association now uses the building as a museum and cultural center.[2]

The school was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 11, 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ Kirk, Andrew; Laurie Boetcher; Corrine Miller; Thonni Morikawa; Ross Nelson; Joe Thomson (April 9, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Goffs Schoolhouse". National Park Service. Retrieved April 27, 2014. Accompanied by photos.

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