‘School’s Out’ as Albion schoolhouse built in 1913 turns into 2-bedroom home

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ALBION, Ind. (WANE) – An offer for a brick schoolhouse that’s been renovated into a home in Albion has been accepted.

“We’re just hoping it makes someone else a wonderful home for years to come,” said Anita Martin, the current homeowner. “It was built to last and that’s what I think we initially loved about it, and then just all the character that it has.”

What’s now a 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath home was once Port Mitchell School. It was originally built in 1913 and functioned as a school until the mid 1930’s, according to Martin.

“Then, a family bought the home and they lived here for 60 years plus,” Martin said. “It had sat empty for 20 years or so, and just been used for storage.”

In February, Martin and her husband, Scott, bought the property and began to renovate it.

“This was our first remodel project, and I got to say I think, you know, we really hit a good one because it had our hearts right from the beginning,” Martin said. “It just had the bones. It was very solid, built to last forever.”

Martin said their goal was to “bring back” what the house originally was. They did that by exposing the brick, adding large windows and saving the home’s original wood floors.

The maple flooring still has indentations from where the school desks once were, according to Martin.

The house also features 12-foot high ceilings, LED lighting throughout, a master bedroom, a second bedroom, a full bath with his and her sinks, another bathroom, a laundry utility room, and a full basement.

The house is located at 1108 W 100 N Road, Albion, IN 46701. It’s was listed for $219,900. The realtor told WANE 15 Tuesday evening that an offer has been accepted. It is unclear what it sold for.

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