This one-room brick schoolhouse with its fan window and bell tower was built in 1873 at Lower Mountain and Leete roads, Lockport, on land donated by the Pomeroy family.
Ruth Slacer Muck of Grand Island, who taught there from 1931 to 1942, remembers the addition of a furnace and electricity in 1932 was "quite an innovation" and also recalls when lavatories were added in 1937, replacing the separate outhouses for boys and girls.
Mrs. Muck said the school was a center of progressive education in the 1930s, with no report cards or honor roll or grade-labeling of pupils, and its location halfway down the escarpment made it ideal for nature study.
The building was abandoned as a school in 1956 when the state closed many rural schools in favor of central districts.
It was used as a polling place until 1974, when it was boarded up.
The Town of of Lockport Historical Society has been working for two years to restore the building as a one-room schoolhouse, for school field trips and as a meeting place.