— AUGUST, 2020 —
As part of the ongoing restoration at Olive Branch High School, a crew from Blind Eye Restoration (Lindsay, Morgan and Nicole) came from Columbus on August 3, 2020 to remove the windows and outside door from the SE classroom. They will be restored and re-installed in the coming weeks = progress! Funding in part came from grants from The Turner Foundation and the Ohio National Road Association. Photos by OBSPS Chair Jim Leathley
— OCTOBER, 2019 —
— JANUARY, 2019 —
Here´s an UPDATE and a chance to DONATE! We made progress in 2018 on the southeast classroom restoration project at the historic Olive Branch School. The drop ceiling and florescent lighting have been removed; tile floor was scraped up; and the extra trim and bookshelves that were added over the years have also been removed. Exciting news - we discovered the old oak floor is beautiful! We have pictures of the changes posted below. Our next step in this SE classroom project is to have the windows repaired, glass replaced and the southeast (outside) door replaced. As you can see in this picture (above), the windows in the classrooms are quite large and this particular room has 2 walls of windows. We have contacted two companies and are still awaiting estimates for the windows. We anticipate this will not be inexpensive. However, taking care of the windows and the outside door will protect future improvements we make during the classroom remodel. You can help by donating today!
— JANUARY, 2019 —
We are continuing our 3-year pledge FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN to help offset the cost of the SE classroom window/door project (see previous post). If you were kind enough to have made a donation in 2017, a 2018 year payment would be your second year, and your 2019 donation will be your third year. If you have not donated before, but would like to contribute to this specific fundraiser, you may start now (as the first of a three year pledge) or as a one-time donation. Note your preference and send your check (payable to OBSPS) to 9760 W. National Road New Carlisle, OH 45344. Or use our convenient online PayPal option via this website. Thank you for your support of our "little round school!"
— JULY, 2018 —
We've started work on a complete restoration of one of the Olive Branch School classrooms. Here are some photos from two recent volunteer work days.
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We are currently working on a complete restoration of one of the classrooms. Check out photos and videos of our progress so far.
OBSPS has now partnered with the Springfield Foundation to create the Olive Branch School Preservation Horizon Fund. To discuss a memorial, honorary or future legacy donation to this Fund, contact the Springfield Foundation at (937) 324-8773
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