About Us

Welcome! This web resource documents the ongoing restoration of the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s 1896 one-room Central School. The school is among Mount Prospect’s oldest and most historic buildings

After six years of fundraising, the building was moved to the Society’s museum campus, and is currently undergoing an adaptive restoration. When completed, the building will once again fulfill its historic roles of education center, community gathering space, and historic treasure.

We hope you enjoy the new format of our web page, and invite you to consider a donation to this worthy project today! This new format will make it easier to share the latest news, events and happenings associated with the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s Central School restoration campaign. Stay tuned for updates!

4 thoughts on “About Us

  1. I found Central School online and recall it when I lived in that area. I own a 1 room schoolhouse in Huntley and we are beginning to restore it – it became a house in 1950. The 2 of us are doing this and assisting LITH in restoring their schoolhouse, which was just moved. Currently gutting the 2nd flr of ours to return to one high ceiling in an open 1 room school. Any advice on how to return to original structure would be a help. Who did you find to help in construction of beams and joists which were removed or cut out? Would love to see your school. Sincerely, Diane

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