Summer 2016 Tour #8

Black Forest Log School
August 25th at 6:30 pm

ADDRESS: 6770 Shoup Road, Colorado  Springs, CO 80908  (on the southeast corner of Black Forest Road and Shoup Rd).

PARKING: Park at the Black Forest Community Center parking lot, 12530 Black Forest Rd.

TOUR GUIDES: Docents of the Black Forest Log School

TOUR COORDINATOR: Kimberly Banner

THE TOUR:

Black Forest Log School, Church, & Community Center

Our tour will contain 3 parts, the Black Forest Log School, the Black Forest Church, and the Black Forest Community Center.   In 1922, the Black Forest School opened for grades one through eight. The School was built with community donated logs. In 1945, the Black Forest School closed after consolidation with Falcon District.  It was later used by El Paso County  as a home  for a County road maintenance employee. By 1981 the County vacated the property and local volunteers took up the cause of saving the building. In 1992, The Black Forest Log School was placed  on the National  Register of Historic Places. During  the last 25 years, various grants and local support helped to restore the School to its current  state.

The Black Forest Community Club was chartered  in 1929  as a social organization for families living in the Black Forest north of Colorado Springs.  The club, which has  134 member families  today, occupies  a unique,   community-built  log building at the corner of Black Forest and Shoup Roads that is over 80 years old.

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE: Yes

RESTROOM FACILITIES: No

COST: Free to HPA Members
Non-Members $15

If you have questions about this tour, contact:
Sherry L. Neese, Program Chair
Tel: (Evenings)719.638.0166, (Cell) 719.648.4377

 


This project is partially funded by a State Historic Fund grant awarded from the Colorado Historical Society.