An Update on the Historic Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse Through Reconstruction
Updated February 19, 2020
Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse passes final inspection! The City of Green received a Certificate of Occupancy from the Summit County Building Department dated February 12, 2020 bringing this historic construction project to a successful finish. As the building project ends, preparations are underway for 3rd grade classes returning May 4th and for the community-wide open house Saturday, June 13th.
At the May 27, 2019, City Council meeting, City Council approved a resolution awarding a contract to Cavanaugh Building for the reconstruction of Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse. Construction began in June of 2019 and be substantially completed by November 2019.
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 the meeting 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/workspace for the Green Historical Society.
On Tuesday, August 9 at 4:51 a.m. Green Fire Department responded to a call of a structural fire at Boettler Park. The historic 1885 Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse, was fully engulfed in flames upon their arrival. Jackson Township and Greentown Fire provided mutual aid.