Russell School Renovations
The following pictures depict the renovations being done to the Russell School building.
All pictures are from the stage area of the gym.
The Old Russell School building was purchased by Bob & Mary Chipp of Chariton.
The big fireplace on the south side of the stage area was built by one of the grown boys of the Chipp family.
In front of the fireplace, they have 2 big sofas where you can sit and enjoy the fire, watch the TV's which are on the east & west wall of the stage, or sit at the oak table (built by the Amish) and enjoy some snacks.
The room off the stage to the east was made into a kitchen area. It has a commercial size stove,refrigerator, dishwasher, hand sink, and plenty of counter space to prepare your food.
The elementary class rooms were made into storage units. Some of them are rented out, others are available.
The gym remains available with basketball hoops.
Bob and Mary have plans for the rest of the building in time.
This is a beautiful addition to Russell and the school building.