Guest Column, Opinion-Editorial

Preserving Old Schoolhouse links Creswell’s past, present, future

Creswell Public Library and Civic Improvement Club Clubhouse, locally known as the “Old Creswell Schoolhouse,” located on South 2nd Street here in Creswell, is our only community site on the National Historic Register. When I was a Creswell high school girl, I confess, the building had little value in my eyes. It was old, rundown. It smelled of old donated books. The floors sagged. I rarely visited it.
Returning to the area as an adult years later, I sought information on a possible book club in Creswell and that brought me back to the building I had so easily dismissed . . .