The Santa Clara Old “Schoolhouse” Project

Built in 1901, this supposed one-room schoolhouse was slated to be demolished as the newly minted Santa Clara Community Park was being prepared for development. The Santa Clara Community Organization (SCCO) in Eugene, Oregon, has decided to try to restore and preserve this local iconic house to serve as a community space open to all sorts of activities both public and private (possibly rentable).

Bringing this to fruition will likely necessitate the formation of a non-profit 501(c)3 entity to allow fundraising and proper legal standing. SCCO project members have done lots of legwork, and we are preparing for a neighborhood vote to approve the non-profit status before moving the project into an active phase.

Follow our progress and please leave your comments as we move forward with this project. Send an email to to ask about the project, or about volunteer opportunities.

A rendition of the schoolhouse as it once must have looked (minus the school bell tower).
The current state of the Santa Clara Schoolhouse (summer 2019).
Aerial view of the schoolhouse building.

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3 Responses to The Santa Clara Old “Schoolhouse” Project

  1. Juliana Sandahl says:

    Please keep me updated on the project’s progress

    • Darcy says:

      Thank you for your interest. We are seeking volunteers to join our nonprofit. We are in need of committee members. We would love it if you are a bookkeeper or know somebody who is.

  2. Russ Carey says:

    Please keep me updated. I live 2 blocks away. I remember in the 80’s there was an airplane the backyard. Do you know anything about the Gallagher covered bridge that might have been on Beacon Dr. I may have found some remains.

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