The Belfry is part of the signature appearance of the building and is from the original construction of the building. It no longer houses the original school bell, but is still frequented by bats. The structure is still sturdy but the roof and railings need to be replaced, and the structure is in bad need of re-painting. Because of the slate roof on the building, this work would be easiest to properly complete at the same time as the slate roofing is replaced. This summer the railings were replaced and the interior restored and painted. A replacement bell has been obtained and will be installed.
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