Historic Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse Update

An Update on the Historic Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse

Schoolhouse at Boettler

The City plans to rebuild the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse destroyed by arson on August 9, 2016. 

For the history on the schoolhouse, visit the Green Historical Society website.

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.

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

Lichtenwalter Arson Damage

On May 1, 2018, the Green Historic Preservation Commission  will hold a Certificate of Appropriateness Hearing to review the proposed exterior design and materials for the Lichtenwalter rehabilitation project. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers and begins at 6:30pm.  The public is welcome to attend. Once the Certificate of Appropriateness is approved, the technical specifications and bid documents will be completed and the Lichtenwalter project will be ready to bid late spring or early summer 2018.  We hope to have school at Lichtenwalter in the spring of 2019.

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