Lake Ida Schoolhouse sits at the entrance to Freedom Farm. The schoolhouse was in use from 1860 through 1972, educating children for 112 years!
After almost 40 years of minimal use, it needs attention!
The new 'Lake Ida Schoolhouse at Freedom Farm' will offer a peaceful and beautiful meeting and retreat center for participants of Freedom Farm, their families and visiting groups.
May 24, 2011 The survey work, donated by Westwood Professionals, has been completed. The renovation design, donated by McMonigal Architects, is underway.
The renovation and addition to the Schoolhouse is being designed by architect Rosemary McMonigal, of McMonigal Architects, LLC. McMonigal Architects collaborates with clients to create buildings individually tailored to their clients’ needs, while paying careful attention to the unique aspects of each site. The goal is to create an inviting and meaningful sense of place.
Westwood Professional Services has provided the survey work.
January 27,2012 Lee Swanson, from Northern Home Seal & Products, will be donating the insulation for the Lake Ida School House.