School – Dry Fork, WV

Added to OHD on 6/23/15   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   31 Comments
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1 Route 32, Dry Fork, WV 26263

  • $45,000
  • 1000 Sq Ft
  • 1 Ac.
Beautiful old school house in rural mountain setting. Map location is incorrect. Directions from Harman: turn left on rt 32, go just past gas station in Dry Fork, property is on the right.
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11931 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I watched way too much of The Restoration Man over the weekend. Blame that show if I start posting even MORE fixer-uppers! 🙂

    • says: 278 comments

      Kelly, please keep posting these wonderful fixer-uppers! They make my fingers itch and my ideas flow! These are the very best. Also, I do love your site and check daily for new postings.

    • RossRoss says: 2455 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      I would not blame you.

      I would hug you.

      I love fixer-uppers!

    • Marcie T says: 1 comments

      It now says not for sale.If taken off market would they take an offer? Who can I contact?

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11931 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Sorry, when they took it off the market they also removed their phone number so I couldn’t tell you who to contact.

      • Hope says: 1 comments

        I was just thinking, if you can call the court house for that town, you may be able to talk to someone in the tax assessors office and give them the address.They can tell you who is paying the taxes and give you an address and name.You could try information to find a number for them to see if they still want to sell or just decided to keep it. I have done this before when I seen an empty home with no for sale sign. Good Luck.

  2. I dream of a property like this for a photography studio.

  3. Sean Platter says: 158 comments

    I’m shocked that the front of the main room looks intact from the turn of last century! It looks like a movie set for Tom Sawyer! How could nothing have changed for so long… through the 1960’s? The 70’s? 80’s-etc.? I’m really amazed. Thanks for posting this… just so I have the pleasure of knowing locations like this still exist.

    • Wendy says: 45 comments

      I wonder if it wasn’t used as an old school museum, or re-creation thing (for school field trips). There was something like that where I grew up in Maine.

  4. chris32 says: 96 comments

    Oh my! I was so surprised to see the old desks and stove in the classroom. Kind of like a time capsule. The old retired teacher in me thinks living in a schoolhouse would be pretty awesome.

  5. says: 278 comments

    This would make a wonderful artist’s studio with all the windows!

    • Sapphy says: 389 comments

      That’s exactly what i was thinking too! Or a wonderful vacation getaway for a writer. I happen to be an artist and a writer, so this would be wonderful for me.

  6. Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

    This could be a great place! The room with the desks is amazing, even class stuff on the black(green)board. No looting or vandalizing, wow! It’s worth buying for the windows alone; they admit a wonderful amount of light.

  7. Trisha Chaffin says: 11 comments

    Now if I could just find someone with carpentry experience to go in on it with me! (she said smiling)

  8. liz says: 1 comments

    I love this! This is something I would tackle. I’ve been looking for something with a lot of windows for an art studio. I just wish it was closer to a city of some kind.

  9. Sapphy says: 389 comments

    It’s so sad that someone just abandoned this place. With all the little desks still sitting there waiting for the children to return. I’d love this place for an art and writing studio!

  10. Alma Carey says: 1 comments

    I didn’t see the date when it was built. Do you know it? Also, how is the plumbing?

  11. Preservation Matters says: 98 comments

    I can almost visualize the students at their desks, the teacher at the blackboard. Who is adding a log or 2 to the wood stove? Such a time capsule and a treasure!

  12. says: 29 comments

    With the original cast iron stoves, no less. What a sweet building. Someone save it, please!

  13. says: 108 comments

    OK, I can’t stand it! WHY was the 11 + 3 problem on the blackboard not completed; looks like all the others were. I mean, did school let out in the middle of the problems and no one ever came back? The other problems were not erased. Looks like beautiful land, with a mountain in the background. This is a very intriguing building in what looks like a lovely spot! Big, bright, airy rooms! Plenty of windows to keep lots of cats entertained! Those stoves rock! Love this place!

  14. Lory says: 1 comments

    My husband and I drove past this schoolhouse last week while we were on a road trip from Texas to New York. Talk about random! I recognized it from your Facebook page and tried to find it on there again to verify it was the same place but couldn’t at the time.

    Completely rural area and so, so beautiful. There’s a very dilapidated mobile home on this property that needs to go or be burned to the ground. We walked all along the property line and noticed wild blackberries growing and some other type of red berries as well. Otherwise, good open space in the back for a nice garden.

    It sits fairly close to the road but only two vehicles drove past while we were there. The property across the street backs up to the river so there should be great river access somewhere close by.

    Sure wish I had the skills to bring this one back to life.

  15. Kristi Edens says: 49 comments

    My husband’s grandmother went to a similar two room school in Brackentown Tennessee, but instead of chalkboards mounted on the wall, it had two chalkboards in the middle of the room that were hung with weights like double hung windows so that the teachers could trade them out.

  16. Mary Pennino says: 1 comments

    This is a lovely fixer upper! Amazing that there is still school tables, old stove and looks to be fairly well intact structurally. Keep Posting Kelly.

  17. Webby says: 9 comments

    I have his number in a email somewhere. Nice guy. He lives in Jackson Hole, WY right now.

    He said that city utilities would be coming through soon. The build will need completely new wiring, plumbing and heat. He originally bought the place for a hunting cabin.

    As soon as I’m home I’ll luck for his number.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11931 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Webby, if you’ll email me the number I’ll email it to her. Just to keep it private. 🙂

      • Webby says: 9 comments

        Will do Kelly.

        I found his number and I sent him a message first asking if it was ok to give it out. It’s his cell phone number. Once I have his reply I’ll forward it to you Kelly.

        Cheers 🙂

        p.s. I read my comment from August. I’m kind of dorky 😛 and almost did a repeat myself today. lol

  18. ckucish says: 2 comments

    My family purchased this old school house in October 2015 and we are very excited about restoring it! It was interesting that we just started talking about what to do when I read this post. We would love to hear more ideas.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11931 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That’s great news! Congratulations to your family! Will it become a home or business?

    • Teri says: 134 comments

      Yay! As a mountaineer I’m so happy to hear this! I live in the northern panhandle and not sure if I can help in any way (I have zilch carpentry or restoration skills) but I’m in sales and travel throughout parts of the state a lot and work with some local store owners and such, if you have any questions I’m not sure if I can help but I’d be happy to try to get you in touch with the right person.

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