Potter School - Bodega, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 20.757 W 122° 58.315
10S E 502453 N 4244200
The Potter School is a former school in Bodega, CA.
Waymark Code: WM94RV
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 06/28/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 4

"Sheriff Samuel Potter donated the land for this public school in 1872. In September of 1873, class for grades 1 through 8 were held in two large classrooms on the first floor. The upstairs functioned as a multi-use room and community hall. In December 1961the condemned building was sold by auction to the highest bidder. In March 1962 Alfred Hitchcock used the school in his film "The Birds."

The old school sat vacant and condemned until June 1966 when Tom and Mary Taylor purchased it. With the help of their three children, they lovingly restored the Italianate structure to its original splendor.

The 6,000 square foot space is still owned and operated by the Taylor family. The old school serves as a residence to three generations of their family. Yes they live here. Also, due to the huge interest due to the Hitchcock film, they operate a gift shop on the weekend in the part of the classroom that the film was shot."
Bodega Lane
Bodega, CA USA

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