Haldeman School is a former school in Haldeman, Kentucky.
It was constructed in 1936 1 as a Works Progress Administration project and closed in 1991 4 due to the consolidation of the school system. Haldeman School was declared surplus property by the Rowan County Board of Education and 1 and was purchased by local resident Emily Ball. 3
Haldeman School was gutted in a fire around 4 a.m. on September 28, 2007. 2 The only salvageable section of the building was the gymnasium. The fire was investigated by the Kentucky State Police as arson as the school was without electricity, 1 although it was later ruled that the fire was due to an undetermined cause. 2
The building was currently for sale at the time of the fire, and plans had been made to convert the school into a community center and emergency shelter. 2 As part of the plans, the Haldeman/Hayes Crossing Community Center Inc. was formed to coordinate efforts led entirely by local citizens. 1
On January 4, 2008, the Haldeman/Hayes Crossing Community Center purchased the remainder of the school for $30,000 3 with the goal of using the gymnasium for the annual community and family reunions, weddings and anniversaries, benefits, memorial services, and other events.
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- Noe, Tonia. “Fire guts Haldeman School.” Morehead News 2 Oct. 2007.
- Noe, Tonia. “Fire cause undetermined.” Morehead News 5 Oct. 2007.
- Noe, Tonie. “Old Haldeman School bought.” Journal Times [Grayson] 3 Jan. 2008.
- Cannon, John. “Haldeman Reunion Slated for Saturday.” Daily Independent [Ashland] 27 July 2012. 2 Aug. 2012. Article.