$20,000 School House
September 23, 1907 an election was held and passed for a $20,000 school bond issue. A modern
school house, one of the best in the State at the time, was completed and put into use during the 1907-1908 school
year. The two-story building was constructed of concrete with galvanized iron Spanish tile on the roof. There were
three classrooms on the first floor and one classroom and an auditorium on the second. By the time the building was
finished the population of Rhyolite had declined and the school was never filled to capacity. Lodge meetings and
social events where held in the upstairs of the school and the lower floor served as classrooms.
The remains of this building can be seen when visiting Rhyolite, Nevada.
Rhyolite Nevada School House.
Note the small roof on the ground in the foreground. This was an
underground bottle house. See the larger photo for more details.
Remains of the Rhyolite, Nevada school house 2009.
Photo © 2009 Alfreda Holloway.
All Rights Reserved.
For additional photos see the Rhyolite School House Photo Album.