The original interior structure of the bell tower, built of pine wood, is ready for sanding. Final measurements will be taken to rebuild the wood banisters and cap molding around the columns. Then, primer and paint. When the interior is completed, restoration will begin on the bell tower roof, flashing and exterior wood. Erecting scaffold to finish the job is risky and would likely damage the fragile slate roof. We will need a 60-foot articulated boom. Know anywhere we can borrow one? At last, a restored schoolhouse bell awaits the cupola when it is finished.
The mission of Berea Little Red School House Foundation is to preserve and restore the Berea District 7 Schoolhouse, an historical site and on the National Register of Historic Places, and to provide a facility in service to the community and perform other civic functions to improve our quality of life with emphasis on education in the arts.
Berea Little Red School House Foundation, Inc.
323 East Bagley Road
P.O. Box 124
Berea, OH 44017