Before the 20th century, one-room schoolhouses educated the majority of America’s children. Now, many of these structures have fallen into disrepair and only an estimated 14 remain in Florida. Callaway’s Historical Society has worked to preserve the city’s schoolhouse as a museum, but damage from Hurricane Michael has made the building unsafe. Callaway is now beginning restoration efforts.
One Hundred Years in the Destruction
Hurricane Michael almost destroyed a century old piece of history in the city of Callaway. The town is east of Panama City in Bay County, Florida. In addition to this video story for Local Routes, WFSU’s Robbie Gaffney did a radio news story and article on the city and building. Click here to explore more on this topic.