National and State Register

Montezuma Schoolhouse

Summit County

The school building served as the educational center for this high mountain mining community from its construction in 1884 up until school consolidation brought about its closure in 1958.  The building embodies the distinctive characteristics of the one-room schoolhouse building type. 

A photo of the school with gabled entrance before main gabled building and bell tower in the center.

Montezuma Schoolhouse

Its purpose is easily discerned by its form.  The school exhibits such typical features as a front gabled roof, bell tower, vestibule, tall narrow windows, and associated privies.  Listed under the Rural School Buildings in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.