National and State Register

Melvin School

Arapahoe County

A frame schoolhouse built in 1922, Melvin now stands three miles from its original location.  Its exterior white clapboard and square belfry reflect the school’s time and purpose.  The belfry was recreated using photo documentation.  Most of the interior has also been authentically restored; one classroom demonstrates the furnishings of a 1920s rural schoolhouse, while a second is now a museum and library.  The property is associated with the Rural School Buildings in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.

Photo of Melvin School Front

Melvin School at its current location, 4950 S. Laredo Street.