Historic Alice School in rural Texas is under restoration

alice school 2HOUSTON, Mo. — Alice School, located near Bendavis on Highway 38 in Texas County about 17 miles from Houston, Cabool and Mountain Grove, Mo., is nearing the final steps of its historic restoration by Brad Allen and his family.

In the near future, Allen wants the school to be available for socials, township meetings, and other events as a rural community center.

He is planning the final steps of the project and a community celebration in October to commemorate the school’s 100th anniversary.

“During the past few months, we have made tremendous progress with our project. We have the interior now completely painted, and a new subfloor installed. I ordered the metal ceiling (replicating the original) over the weekend,” said Allen. “We are on target, if not ahead of schedule for our planned October opening and dedication ceremony.”

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