Port Stanley Schoolhouse

The Port Stanley School was in session from 1917 until Lopez Island schools consolidated in 1941. It was then used as a meeting place, hardware store and hay storage building until it was donated to the Lopez Island Historical Society by Chris & Helena Jones. I was hired in the Fall of 2001 and Spring of 2002 to complete a full restoration of the interior woodwork and exterior doors and windows. The fully renovated Port Stanley School opened to the public in the summer of 2003.

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Historical Society Members examining the interior before restoration.

 

 

 

 

    Chalkboard detail during restoration. 

  Corner floor molding before and after restoration.

Corner floor molding before and after restoration.

 

 

            Chalkboard detail after restoration.

The project received a State Historic Preservation Award.

 

Excerpt from the Historical Society Newsletter.