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Location DB > United States > Indiana > Butlerville > Butlerville High School
Butlerville High School
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created by KD20 on 4/27/2015 9:48 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 1/3/2023 8:08 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Great old school with a bell tower that has since fallen through the roof. A second less-interesting school sits to the east. Has a basement with boys/girls restrooms, main floor with several classrooms, and one classroom on the second floor. Parts of the building were briefly used as a residence and a bathroom was added to the first floor. Now owned by a local man who maintains the property. Lots of neighbors to the north and southwest of the school who do pay attention.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
High School Road
Butlerville, Indiana
United States
Owner: Privately owned
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • collapse damage
  •  Interesting Features
    - Collapsed bell tower is still intact and sits in the second floor classroom
    - Difference between parts that were and weren't used as a residence

     Security Measures
  • part-time guard
  • wooden boarding
  • doors chained shut, nosy neighbors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1904
    Closed: 1950
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Butlerville High School from 1904 to 1950. Elementary school/junior high (1922-1972) was next door. Both buildings were victims of Indiana's widespread school consolidation around that time. The high school was briefly used as a residence sometime after its closure. Both buildings are now owned by a local man who maintains the property. Bell tower on the high school collapsed into the second floor sometime between September 2014 and April 2015.

    Update: Most of the front wall collapsed in 2018 and after several sales of the property, both schools were placed under an emergency demolition order. They were demolished sometime between October 18, 2020 and July 4, 2021.
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     Future Plans
    Probably demolition now that the roof has collapsed.

    The entire property encompassing both schools is now for sale for $1550.

    Update: Both schools have been demolished.

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    Butlerville High School 4/2015
    Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
    posted by KD20
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    Coolness 0 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 1/3/2023 8:09 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 3 23 at 20:09, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 3 23 at 20:08, Emperor Wang changed the following: Owner, Interesting Features
  • on Jan 3 23 at 0:29, KD20 changed the following: History, Status, Future Plans
  • on Sep 26 15 at 18:31, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Sep 26 15 at 16:32, KD20 changed the following: Future Plans
  • on May 1 15 at 21:03, Astro validated this location
  • on Apr 29 15 at 20:37, KD20 changed the following: History
  • on Apr 27 15 at 22:29, KD20 made this location available
  • on Apr 27 15 at 22:29, KD20 made this location available
  • on Apr 27 15 at 22:28, KD20 updated gallery Butlerville High School 4/2015
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