INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — A group is trying to raise money to repair the roof of a historic one-room schoolhouse near Indianola and prevent damage to documents inside the building.
The Des Moines Register reports a nonprofit group that manages the Hoosier Row schoolhouse is trying to raise $7,000 to replace the roof after storm damage this past winter.
Group secretary Genie Hansen says the 119-year-old building south of Indianola is filled with maps, desks, slate chalk boards and other items that could be ruined if rain seeps into the structure.
The building, named for original settlers who moved to the area from Indiana, is the last one-room schoolhouse in Warren County. It was closed in 1958 and has been used since then as a community center.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com