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Historic Monclova School, Post Office

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The museum, or historic, room is anchored by a wood cabinet from the 1912 school. The Monclova Community Center and Historical Foundation will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the construction of the old Monclova School on August 11.

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The original contruction, of plaster overbrick, is exposed for visitors to the school.

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The former, and first postmaster of the Monclova post office was Claire Metzger, after her father built the post office in 1914. Postmaster and professional gift-wrapper, Metzger also taught piano lessons in the post office.

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Exterior of the re-created Monclova post office as it appeared in 1914.

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Bill Strayer rings the school bell. It had been rung at the school from 1914-1951.

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The former Monclova School.

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The former Monclova School.

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The former Monclova School, left, and the re-created post office, right.

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The former gymnasium was so state of the art that the University of Toledo basketball team would practice in the facility.

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Mary Kay, of Holland, Director of Monclova Community Center, left, and Bill Strayer, who attended the Monclova School, in front of a brick arch over a doorway in the basement.

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A phone in the former Monclova post office.

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The cupola of the former school.

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In addition to the school, the Monclova Community Center and Historical Foundation has re-created the post office which had been across the road from the school.

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Close-up of the former Monclova School.

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Bill Strayer, in the re-created post office.

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Detail of the former Monclova School.

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