Chamois Public School
Now the Old School on the Hill Bed & Breakfast hotel, the former Chamois Public School was built in 1876 and is the only remaining school in the county from the 19th century. Situated on a tall hill (which, according to the website, is rumored to be an Indian mound), the school is an impressive building. It is constructed with red brick and features a three-story clock tower that was added as part of an addition built in 1896. The clock is original and is still operational. The north side of the property features a terraced lawn with steps leading up to the school. The school operated until 1942 when a new building was constructed. The bed and breakfast opened in 2007.
Backstory and Context
"Chamois Public School." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. June 26, 2003. https://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/03000295.pdf.
Photos: Old School on the Hill Bed & Breakfast