1000 S Market St, Holden, MO, 64040 ~ Pending
c.1928 School For Sale On 4 Acres in Holden, MO
It distresses me that the realtor encourages a new buyer to raze this school. We had a similar great old high school that, sadly, was torn down, even after a public outcry. After a new high school was built, our old brick school stood vacant on Main Street, but served as the public library for a while when the main library was getting an overhaul. The school had two main entrances, one that had “Boys” carved in stone, and the other “Girls.” We retrieved a few of the bricks when the school was demolished. Medical offices now stand in the school’s place.
The first public school in Holden was erected in 1859, shortly after the town was established. In 1870 a four-room brick school was built, but it soon became too small, so a frame school was built., then another larger brick school. The high school at 100 Market Street burned down in 1927, and this school was constructed in 1928. Two buildings and four acres are included in the sale.