Wednesday, June 9, 2010

West Richwoods Schoolhouse

Pictured below is the West Richwoods School. The school, which has also served as a church as evidenced by the cross perched upon the belfry, was built in 1921 by Albert Huebbler, a craftsman of German descent who built several other structures in the county. It's design is set apart from other schools in the county by the "splayed entry" with double doors as opposed to the more common two-door configuration most common in the surrounding hills.

This one-room school building, which lies just off Highway 9 a few miles south of Mountain View, is in the old Richwoods community where Stone County's own Jimmy Driftwood was born and raised.

The site is listed in on the National Register of Historic Places.