National and State Register

Plummer School

Larimer County

Constructed in 1906, Plummer School is a rare Colorado example of a two-story rural schoolhouse.  Its red brick exterior includes an arched entry bay, and there is a prominent hipped roof bell tower.  The building provided a striking contrast to the modest wood buildings typically found in the surrounding agricultural area.

A black and white photo of the building with overhanging roof and smaller floor above. On the right there is a fire escape.

Plummer School

It remained open as an educational facility until 1960 and has been in private ownership since 1977.  In 1935, former Plummer School teacher Hope Williams Sykes wrote Second Hoeing, a critically acclaimed, fictionalized account of life in the sugar beet fields of northeastern Colorado.  The property is associated with the Rural School Buildings in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.