Bloomington Schoolhouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

BLOOMINGTON SCHOOLHOUSE

St. George (Bloomington), Utah

LOCATION

Just west of 965 Manzanita Road
St. George, Utah 84790-7521     (Bloomington)

37° 2' 46.45" North Latitude,   113° 36' 22.82" West Longitude
37.0462° North Latitude,   113.6063° West Longitude
2,516 feet (867 meters) MSL


HISTORY

The foundation was built by Lars James Larson, sometime around 1879. The building was very handsome when completed. It had hardwood floors.

The building was used both for school and church. It was the social center of the town.

Edna Cragun was the first teacher at the new Bloomington schoolhouse. Eliza Carpenter Jones (born 1/24/1911) was the last person to teach there.

Around 1926, the school district began busing Bloomington children to St. George for school.

Only the foundation remains today.


PHOTOS

Old Bloomington Schoolhouse with an irrigation ditch out in front
WCHS-01210   Old Bloomington Schoolhouse & irrigation ditch
      Painting of the old Bloomington Schoolhouse
      Painting of the old Bloomington Schoolhouse

Remaining foundation of the old Bloomington Schoolhouse
WCHS-00990   Foundation of the old Bloomington Schoolhouse

Other WCHS photos:
WCHS-00991   Photo of a corner of the foundation of the old Bloomington Schoolhouse
WCHS-00992   Photo of a brick from the exterior of the old Bloomington Schoolhouse


REFERENCES

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