Historic Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse Update

An Update on the Historic Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse - Updated July 13, 2018

Schoolhouse at Boettler

On June 22, 2018 the city reviewed sealed bids for the Lichtenwalter Restoration project.  Unfortunately, all bids exceeded the maximum bid threshold and so all bids were rejected.  Currently the city is reviewing both the restoration plans and financing strategies before moving forward.

On May 1, 2018, the Green Historic Preservation Commission  held a Certificate of Appropriateness Hearing to review the proposed exterior design and materials for the Lichtenwalter rehabilitation project.  The Certificate of Appropriateness was approved, and Design and technical documents for the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse Restoration project are now complete.  Plans may be viewed in the city's Planning Department offices. City Council may be able to award a contract by late summer or early fall of this year.  Construction completion is set for February, 2019.

At the August 8, 2017 City Council Meeting, City Council approved Resolution 2017-44 authorizing Braun & Steidl Architects to design the reconstruction of the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse.

At the April 25, 2017 City Council committee meeting, Sarah Haring, community development administrator, presented the findings and recommendation of the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse Committee.  See video.  The recommendation was to rebuild the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse with flexible interior space to accommodate both the 3rd grade history classes and other appropriate community programming.  The committee also recommended the basement space be designated as archival/work space for the Green Historical Society.

On Tuesday, August 9 at 4:51 a.m. Green Fire Department responded to a call of aSchoolhouse August 8, 2016 structural fire at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road.   The historic 1885 Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse, was fully engulfed in flames upon their arrival.  Jackson Township and Greentown Fire provided mutual aid.

Lichtenwalter Arson Damage

For more information, please contact Sarah Haring, Community Development Administrator at 330-896-6614 or Sharing@cityofgreen.org.