Jump to Navigation

National and State Registers of Historic Places

Richmond Hill School, District No. 64

Picture of property 149 North 4th Street
Clearwater (Sedgwick County)
Listed in State Register 2010-08-14

Architect: unknown
Category: school; church school; clubhouse
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

Richmond Hill School is a one-story, vernacular wood-frame building built in 1875 and reputed to be the oldest surviving one-room schoolhouse in Sedgwick County. The last term at Richmond Hill School was a single semester in 1941-42. The school district was reorganized in 1946 and unified with the Clearwater district in 1947. It was originally situated on the northwest corner of the intersection of 95th Street South and Tyler Road in the Ohio Township, which is a predominately rural area. The building was saved from demolition through the combined efforts of the Ohio Township residents, the Clearwater Historical Society and the Historic Preservation Alliance of Wichita and Sedgwick County, Inc. On June 5, 2008, it was relocated to the City Park adjacent to the Historical Museum in nearby Clearwater. It currently rests on a temporary foundation and awaits rehabilitation. The building was nominated for its local educational significance.

New Search