National and State Register

Coal Creek School

Rio Blanco County

The 1892 Coal Creek School is a good example of a one-room rural schoolhouse that has also served as a community gathering space and polling place for several decades.  The coal shed/privy and horse shed remain on the property. 

A picture of the school with shingled gable above boarded arched window and boarded doors on either side.

Coal Creek School (2013 photograph.)

Although the original cupola was removed in 1948 when classes were discontinued, the school is still recognizable as such and meets the registration requirements of the Rural School Buildings in Colorado Multiple Property Documentation Form.