THROWBACK THURSDAY: Red Brick School
CASSOPOLIS — The Red Brick School was built in 1848 when it replaced a log school that was located on the same site. Many subjects were taught in this one-room school such as reading, writing, health, sports, and arithmetic. The three Rs, honesty, respect, and community pride were also taught.
During the depression, a basement was dug under the school and a coal burning furnace was installed.
In 1960, class was discontinued and the school was used for storage.
In the mid 1960s the Cass County Historical Society leased the building and restored it to its original design. Many rare and interesting items were donated to the school.
For 112 years, the school served educational needs for the small farming community in Cassopolis.
In 1993, the building opened as a museum. The school is now opened to the public on Saturdays from June 1, through the end of September.
The Red Brick School is located on M-62, two miles south of Cassopolis.
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