Augusta - Lily Lake School

Rural Butler County Schoolhouse

In use from January 28, 1885 thru July 1, 1966.

The illuminated sign about the door reads "Lilly Lake", but in articles found about the school, it is spelled Lily Lake.

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Submitted by: Lori Cook DeWinkler on 07-21-11

Very unique and fascinating school ! There are still books on the shelf and a flag you can see in the upstairs window! I'm told by locals that it is rented out for different activities.

Submitted by: Derek Pinkston on 07-21-11

That's cool, I wanna go check it out! It's not too far away.

Submitted by: Molly Bailey on 08-21-11

I went tonight and saw lights on in part of the building and what appeared to be travel trailers parked out back with lights on. I will go back in the daytime to look around but didn't want to get shot if someone does live back there. The driveway to the school is attached to a driveway to a private residence also so I didn't want to scare anyone. I live in Augusta and know most of the backroads around this area. There is another abandoned school building (or appears to be a school) just south of town. I am planning to go document that one also.

Submitted by: Derek Pinkston on 08-22-11

That would be awesome if you could submit the other school!!! Looking forward to hearing back from you!

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