A $20,000 grant from the Foundation to the City of Prairie View will help with the razing of the old Prairie View School House, and the reuse of the bricks from the building.
The Prairie View School House has been in disrepair. The property was deeded to the city, which determined it was beyond repair, unsafe, and needed to be razed. The building and its contents are a fire hazard, and it has become a home for wildlife. Part of the structure has collapsed, making it dangerous for the curious who ignore the “no trespassing” signs and wander in.
The city plans to raze the structure and plant grass. The space will allow the nearby ball diamonds to increase in size. Plans are, if possible, to salvage some of the bricks and the cornerstone from the building to reuse to construct a schoolhouse memorial.
The project should be completed early this summer.