1927 School – Angora, MN – $175,000

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Added to OHD on 8/22/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   31 Comments
For Sale
National Register

9076 Highway 25, Angora, MN 55703

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  • $175,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 15000 Sq Ft
  • 7.3 Ac.
The Alango School- built in 1927 is now on the National Registry of Historic Place. Many updates and restorations have been done including the roof and much of the original woodwork inside and on the exterior of the building. The top level of the building- the teacherage, has been restored and most recently has been used as rental rooms. The gymnasium has been restored and features a stage offering plenty of room for gatherings of any sort. The original scoreboard featuring a winding arm clock is up and working order. Classrooms throughout have been brought back to life with décor from the past. Also on site you will find the principals residence with a detached garage and it's own utilities. Too many updates to list. So much potential and many possibilities. Bring your ideas to continue the legacy of the Alango School. Please contact the listing agent for lots of additional information.
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Rick Lewis, United Country Real Estate
(320) 245-2502
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31 Comments on 1927 School – Angora, MN – $175,000

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  1. Robinjn says: 251 comments

    I have no idea what I would do with it but I LOVE it. What a time capsule. I really would not want to change the character at all. That gym. The library with the globes. And the principal’s house is adorable. Maybe the gym should be left as is and rented out for dances.

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  2. Jennifer HT says: 783 comments

    What a great building! I would love this. No idea what I’d do with it, but it’s beautiful.

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  3. Richard Holly says: 1 comments

    Would make a great bed & breakfast ???

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  4. Laurie W. says: 1746 comments

    What a handsome building! Great price for all that comes with it. It’s too good a piece of its time to be changed much — which makes what to do with it a challenge. I hope it’s bought by somebody smarter than I am!

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  5. Sue S. says: 279 comments

    Wow, the old school has an interesting web site! Any site with the tagline “Old’s Cool” (a great pun on “old school”) is all right by me.

    http://www.alangoschool.com/index.php

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  6. SueSue says: 1139 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    I must admit I thought “Indoor arena” as soon as I saw the gym. However, that would be horrible to do to such a treasure. I truly could think of so many wonderful things to do with a place like this. Just need the money to execute them.

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  7. Anne M.Anne M. says: 800 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    I was really interested in the term “teacherage” as I had never come across it before, it is explained here:
    http://www.alangoteacherage.com/history
    You can also see more pictures of that section of the building which currently rents out on VRBO. I could see this as a spot for a writers’ retreat, small conferences or large family reunions. It is surrounded by Lake Superior National Forest. You might need some sled dogs to make it in there!

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    • RayRay says: 207 comments
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      1958 prarie, or mid century
      Escondido, CA

      An integral “teacherage” makes this Minnesota destination distinctive. It is one of the last remaining structures known to exist. The “Teacherage”, as the name suggests, is where the single, female teachers lived, above the main floor of the school, in an apartment-like setting. There was a set of rules for use of the electricity and codes of conduct. The Teacherage Rules, dated 1931, are posted near the entrance for our guests to marvel at how much things, especially social codes of conduct, have changed.

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  8. Dave says: 69 comments

    I almost went into a partnership to buy an old school building once, and our thought was to turn it into a senior living facility. It had rooms that could be made into “apartments” easy enough, a cafeteria and a gym, as well as grounds outside for exercise.

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  9. Susan L says: 24 comments

    I love everything about this one! The website is such an added bonus! I live in MN and am not sure I’d be tough enough to handle the weather they get in this part of the state! I prefer my spring to start in April/May and not June!!

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  10. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1180 comments

    That was like a walk in the past, wow, what a treasure, sure hope they can use this building without changing it much, and it has a cute little house on the property as well.

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  11. Annabelle says: 90 comments

    Do excuse me, I need to walk laps around my gymnasium!

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  12. Ken says: 1 comments

    The gym would be great entertainment for kids & teenagers. In addition, you could convert the gym into banquet/wedding venue.

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  13. Teri Masterson (Rahikainen) says: 1 comments

    Love this …. both of my parents went to school here. Is this still for sale?

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11869 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Still showing for sale on line but you’d need to contact the agent to know for sure. Rick Lewis, United Country Real Estate
      (320) 245-2502

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  14. MichaelMichael says: 2388 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I’ve always wanted to live in an old school and operate my business there. I guess you could call that ‘old school dreams’. Still, this one is pretty big for something like that. I hope the old stoves stay in the purchase.

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  15. I would love to have my own gymnasium!! Especially a full sized one with a stage. I wonder if this one has a sprung floor, ’cause that would be really awesome.

    My elementary school closed last year and so far has just sat empty. It was built in 1963, with a new library added in 1994 while I was in grade 8.
    It’d be weird living in my old school.

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  16. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1127 comments
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    1947 Ranch
    OR

    That gym really brought back memories. It looks exactly like the school I went to in Okla from 4th through 7th grades. (It was 1-12). The stage, exactly the same; we held ‘talent’ shows, plays, cake walks (fund raisers) and of course every graduation/commencement. It’s a great building and I hope someone is inspired to do something wonderful with it.

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  17. KatieScarlettKatieScarlett says: 33 comments
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    1927 craftsman
    Jackson, MS

    At first when I saw the gym, I thought I’d have no excuse to be out of shape if I lived there.
    In Jackson, MS, there is an old elementary school (Duling School) which has been renovated into shops and restaurants. The best re-use is that the old auditorium is now an event space for musical performances. You can read more here: https://www.finditinfondren.com/2013/07/01/schools-in-lorena-duling-school/

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  18. NighthorseNighthorse says: 129 comments
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    My mind goes to a chic overnight spa center or on the direct opposite RCT (Residential Treatment Center. The relatively isolated area makes it perfect for either.

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  19. TorgyTorgy says: 132 comments
    1964 Brick Ranch
    Denver, CO

    Oh my what a treasure. You are right about the weather. Very close to the Canadian Border. But I do see Concerts, Weddings, Dances in the Gymnasium. A Senior Center/Living. The possibilities are over the top. 7 acres to roam and enjoy the beauty of Minnesota. Loons on the lakes. It takes over the senses. Almost a year for sale. I hope some-ONE sees the possibility of a pleasant undertaking.

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  20. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11869 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted in 2016, decent price drop so moved to the front page for another look.

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  21. HtweedyHtweedy says: 1 comments
    FL

    We have 18 kids, 14 still living at home. This would be amazing for our homeschooling family!!!

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  22. Gail M.Gail M. says: 193 comments
    1964 Brutalist midmod condo
    Saint Paul, MN

    A beautiful place in a beautiful part of Minnesota. The North House Folk School is directly east of here in Grand Marais and ever since this was first posted I’ve imagined this becoming a part of that school. Aw, I dunno. I just hope it finds a good steward.

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  23. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 52 comments
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    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    How fabulous!! I think the gym would make a wonderful childrens theatre ala Cranbrook Theatre in Bloomfield, MI. Even an adult and childrens theatre ala Jeff Daniels “Purple Rose Theatre”. The rest could be a B & B or a working B & B where people travel to help on a project and vacation too. So many ideas swirling!!

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  24. kathkath says: 201 comments
    saratoga, AR

    WOW, a school and a house and a garage for that price, but its in MN, brrrr, lol

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  25. brigidbrigid says: 511 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    I remember seeing this before and so many comments about other’s old schools being converted I had to look up some of my own. Most were still just schools, but my 1st and 2nd grade school in Terre Haute,IN is now apts!
    https://www.pfister-and-co.com/marylandschool.html

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  26. ShelaShela says: 8 comments

    Our town has turned our old graded and high school into a community building. We have a grill area for small get togethers. The gym is used for larger things. We have an Easter Play For 2 Friday and Saturday nights before Easter Sunday. A Halloween Safe Spot for the kids. This year we had over 600 kids go thru. At Christmas we have a tree lighting and Santa is on the stage for the kids to tell their wishes too. 8 rooms and the principle’s office, in the oldest part, have all been restored with private donations.

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