The Pikes Peak Historical Society received a grant of $5,000.00 from a local family to jump start repairs and restorations of the Florissant School Teacherage building. This is now the PPHS Teacherage Museum but it needs repairs to the doors and widows as well as the handicap entrance. In addition to the $5,000.00 donation we are seeking additional donations as the work is estimated to cost between $7,000.00 and $9,000.00. We have already received an additional $700.00 and the Open House at the Teacherage Museum will start an effort to search for additional donations of whatever size.
This building started as a post office in Florissant but around 1900 it was moved to the present site and became a teacher’s residence. I 1950 it was converted into the Kindergarten/First Grade classroom. When the Florissant School closed in 1960 it was moved to Woodland Park to serve as a storage unit. In 1991 the Florissant Heritage Society, which now is the Pikes Peak Historical Society transported the building back to it’s Florissant location. We will have the Teacherage open from 10 AM – 2 PM on October 15 in conjunction with the Art Show at the Grange which was the original 1887 Florissant School. We’ll have volunteers at the Teacherage to explain more of its history along with some give-away items for kids. Let’s help to preserve this interesting piece of our local history. Without repairs it will slowly deteriorate.