Sioux County -- Reading No. 9
~the history of the school house building
Reading Twp #9
Eagle Ave & 500th St
Sunny Hillside School
The old school was bought and moved to Lake Okoboji and made into a cottage during the 1930's. At that time, the purchaser of this school owned and operated a cafe in Ireton and hired 2 men to move the school to the Lakes. When they were finished they came to the cafe to be paid, which he promptly did. But he also introduced them to the slot machine which he illegally kept in the back room. The end result was that he had the school moved without costing him a cent. And he may even have had a little extra on the deal. It is located at 1320 Maywood Avenue.
The new school was dismantled by a neighbor who used the lumber to add onto his house and barn.
Information gathered by Jeanette VanGrootheest and Jennie DenBesten, Sioux Co.
~ Photo by JVG & JDB