Historic School House - Sunday Open House in Weatherby Lake

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Rocky Point Schoolhouse

For those of you are unfamiliar with the historic schoolhouse, it's a sparkling gem of a home tucked away in Weatherby Lake. This one room school, built in 1857, stands proudly on Lot #1 of Weatherby Lake - a monument to the importance the prairie pioneer placed on educating their young. Many a rural student was provided years of "readin','ritin', and 'rithmetic" at Rocky Point.

The school continued to operate until WWII until Parkville began bussing children to their school. Purchased in 1950 to be used as a residence, the school came complete with slate boards, a cistern with a water pump, electricity, a big pot bellied stove and an 11 party line telephone. There two bathrooms inside the school – one for boys and one for girls. Over the years, a majestic home has been built around this former one-room schoolhouse and now boasts of 3700 sq. ft. spacious living space.

Kansas City MLS ListingRocky Point Students, c.1914

Rocky Point Dining Rm/Great RmLibrary Loft view of Great Room

Rocky Point KitchenRocky Point Formal Lvg Rm

Visit the schoolhouse on Sunday for the open house and as you drive through each of the different sections of Weatherby Lake, you will get a true sense of "small town America." Frequent community events including weekend sailboat races, Music in the Park, Progressive Dinners, and Holiday Parades give everyone young and old a chance to meet their neighbors. This community has always been popular with families who are looking for an affordable private lake community not only for the reasons listed above, but the drive to downtown Kansas City is within 25 minutes or less for those who commute downtown for work. 

For more information and photos, see http://kansascitymlslisting.net.  You may also visit the schoolhouse website at http://www.rockypointschoolhouse.com.  The open house is from 1-4 August 1, 2010.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Call DeAnn at (985) 774-9322 for additional information or to schedule your private viewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (2)

Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker

DeAnn,

These are often great little buildings, well-constructed and they lend themselves to a good renovation.

Brian

Aug 15, 2010 04:26 AM
DeAnn Wandler
Rocky Point Schoolhouse - Weatherby Lake, MO

I agree, Brian.  I have a genuine appreciation for our older structures that exude such character and rich history.  They are often a fine investment and provide an opportunity to break away from some of the new construction cookie-cutter neighborhoods. 

Aug 17, 2010 03:55 AM