Photos of Before and After 

Restoration began in 2011 by caring Volunteers. The inside was in pretty bad shape and parts of the floor rotted out.  With only $9000 raised between 1985 and 2011, that is what we had to work with.  Without the hard work of Volunteers and donations from local businesses, we would not have been able to accomplish what we did without their help.  

Windows were made in the basement and neighbors joined in to help out in many areas of the school.  With several months of hard work the school was safe and ready for the public.  

On Sept. 24th, 2011 the volunteers held an 'open house' and had a BBQ for all to view the renovations. Since then the Darby School children have visited each April to view the School. The School is open to the public for viewing year round. 

Initial meeting at School

Initial meeting at School

First meeting at School to see what needs to be done to repair an old schoolhouse

School boarded up

School boarded up

After the children started attending School in Darby, the Schoolhouse was used for hay storage and many other uses and finally boarded up.

Inside walls

Inside walls

The inside walls were peeling and in need of repair

Door boarded up

Door boarded up

Before View of Walls and Ceiling

Before View of Walls and Ceiling

Inside Entry area

Inside Entry area

Inside View

Inside View

Floor rotted in several spots

Floor rotted in several spots

Floor rotted out in areas

Floor rotted out in areas

Ceiling

Ceiling

Starting rebuild of rotted areas

Starting rebuild of rotted areas

Joe Pistey and Bill Reed

Joe Pistey and Bill Reed

new floor boards

new floor boards

subfloor

subfloor

paint removal

paint removal

Removing old paint

Removing old paint

Removal of paint

Removal of paint

Joe Pistey and Bill Reed

Joe Pistey and Bill Reed

Joe Pistey and Bill Reed

Joe Pistey and Bill Reed

after paint is removed

after paint is removed

break time

break time

getting to the top of things

getting to the top of things

Bob Wood, Joe Pistey, Bill Reed

Bob Wood, Joe Pistey, Bill Reed

Todd Hunter and Bill Reed

Todd Hunter and Bill Reed

working in basement

working in basement

Windows painted

Windows painted

Bob Wood window working

Bob Wood window working

glass install

glass install

Final Product

Final Product

Job Corp

Job Corp

Thank you Job Corp

Thank you Job Corp

painting the school

painting the school

Joe Pistey painting

Joe Pistey painting

Bill Reed painting

Bill Reed painting

Bob Wood painting

Bob Wood painting

Removing old roof

Removing old roof

Roof Shingles

Roof Shingles

floors

floors

Bill Reed sanding floors

Bill Reed sanding floors

Floors getting stained

Floors getting stained

inside looking good

inside looking good

Entry

Entry

inside view

inside view

looking good

looking good

Pretty!

Pretty!

Desks

Desks

Desks

Desks

Stove for School

Stove for School

New door

New door

Sept. 24th, 2011 - BBQ

Sept. 24th, 2011 - BBQ

Flowers

Flowers

Front of School

Front of School

School is Beautiful!

School is Beautiful!

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