The Civil War brought an increased demand for lead, and technological advances made it possible to process the companion deposits of zinc. During this industrial boom, a new wave of immigrants from Cornwall, England, built this school, which served the community of British Hollow until 1957. Builder Smith constructed the limestone building in a vernacular expression of Greek Revival, with a pediment suggested by cornice returns and a porch supported on simple but attenuated columns. A square cupola with louvered openings in the shape of a Palladian window housed the school bell. Smith added the perpendicular wing in 1875 to accommodate the growing numbers of students.
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