Historic Larsmont School rings in 100 year birthday with the community

By KBJR News 1

August 24, 2014 Updated Aug 24, 2014 at 11:42 PM CDT

Larsmont, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The sleepy town of Larsmont, along Lake Superior's north shore, was busy celebrating a centennial this weekend at the very place the founding community's children probably learned the word "centennial."

]The old, red, and well–preserved Larsmont School was the site of a two–day celebration of its 100th birthday this weekend.

Built in 1914, it was a school from then until 1932, and also functioned as a church and place for missionary education.

Larsmont Community Club Secretary Treasurer Marlys Wisch adds that, throughout its existence, it has always been the town's community center.

Through grants, and no shortage of community carpenters, the school building maintained many original features.

Wisch says it's important to remember that, just because Larsmont doesn't have a post office any more, doesn't mean it's not a great place to be.

"We are a nice community, and a nice community of people, and we want to keep that," said Wisch, in appropriate period dress for the centennial, "for at least my life time, for sure, anyway, and then beyond. We're trying to teach the young," she laughed.

The school building is also listed as a National Historic Site.

Billy Wagness