Webster, North Dakota

Webster School

Ramsey County
The former Webster school.

Someone has done a fantastic job of preserving the former Webster School. We couldn’t tell what it’s used for today, but it looks fantastic. Our graphic artist has taken the liberty of removing the power lines which ran through the foreground of this picture so you can appreciate the structure more fully. Click the image for the full-size pic.

Photos by Troy and Rat, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

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4 Responses to “Webster School”
  1. Valerie Sampson says:

    From what I understand, some descendants of the founders of the town wanted to buy just the sign from the school, and ended up buying the whole thing. When I first moved to the area, I mentioned to my husband how awesome it would be to buy the building and restore it-glad someone was able to do just that!

  2. Mark J says:

    The school was bought by a family with ties to Webster and renovated in about 2004 or 2005. My wife and I happened to pass thru Webster on a day it was opened up for another family with ties to Webster to tour it, so we got to check it out as well. They kept the interior, classrooms and all pretty much the same. It is very nice. They use it occasionally, and someone in town watches it.

  3. Sheila Lein says:

    My Mother-in-law, Doris Stewart Lein, taught at this school from 1947 until 1950. If anyone has a photo of what it originally looked like, I would love a copy. rwlein@comcast.net

    • Sheila Lein says:

      May 2014 – Just a follow-up…..Just returned from a trip to Webster, (from the Seattle area,) where we visited this school. A local resident treated us to a tour of the inside. It matched Doris’ description, with some minor changes. She would have been thrilled to see it. I have a 1950 year book from this school. Wendy’s Tavern was next door, but it is long gone and even less remembered. I wish someone could scan in the school records still there!

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