National and State Register

Earl School

Las Animas County

The 1909 Earl School is an important building not only for providing 37 years of education to the students in Earl and the surrounding area, but also for serving as the only venue available in the Earl area for social functions.  It is also significant for ethnic heritage, as African American students from a nearby African American farming colony and Hispanic students attended the school along with some Euro-American students. 

Earl School.

Earl School - Las Animas County.

Additionally, the Earl School is a good example of a one-room adobe schoolhouse, built not for the aesthetic value, but for functionality using locally available and inexpensive materials.  The school meets the registration requirements of the Schoolhouse Property Type as defined in the Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) Rural School Buildings in Colorado.