City School of Independent District No. 1 was built around
1857. The school had two rooms, one room for the classroom
and one room for storage of the coal bin, wood and extra
materials. It also had an entry hall with shelves. There
was a platform the full length of the room, which served
as both the teacher's desk and also as a stage for plays.
War I, the school was used by the Iowa State Teacher's College
as a demonstration rural school and placed student teachers
there. In 1927 a new fire-proof school was built soon after
the original school was torn down. The school district disbanded
in 1947, and students were bused elsewhere for education.
An attempt to keep the building for the community failed
and the school was sold and converted into a private residence.