I am writing a National Register of Historic Places nomination on the 1931 Sierraville School in Sierraville for the Sierra County Historical Society, and am soliciting for memories and stories on the school for my historical context as well as its significance to the students who attended it over the years. Stories I am looking for can range from classes or courses taught in the classrooms to experiences as to what it was like to go to school with different grades. I am also interested as to what plays may have been held on the stage to games in the gym or out in the yard. The social activities, clubs, meetings, and events that were held in the school would be specially helpful in understanding how significant the school was to the students and county residents. If there are individuals who have memories of the earlier school and its fire, and the building of the 1931 school, that would be greatly helpful too! Any stories and individuals I use in the nomination will be credited and cited appropriately.
The nomination overall will preserve the schoolâ€™s history in a federal record and will open the building up to possible preservation funding on a state, federal, and local level. I am also attaching a Word document as an “ad” if it is helpful to print in your newspapers, which includes a picture of the school and a small blurb, which you are free to edit. If you need anything else from me, please let me know.
Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you! Take care, Corri
Corri Jimenez, M.S.
Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Consultant
P.O. Box 580, Tahoe City, CA 96145