Hugo re-energizes old Forest Lake schoolhouse restoration project
Thursday, March 03, 2022
It’s difficult to discredit the Hopkins Schoolhouse, the official name for the old building which sits in Hugo near the Forest Lake border, as a building beyond redemption as it remains standing, despite being untouched and unused for more than 40 years. The one-room schoolhouse was previously teeming with life as a school for Forest Lake, then a town hall and youth center, prior to being boarded up as it sits today. It could soon be demolished, but new efforts by the Forest Lake Historical Society and Hugo City Council are trying to prevent such a demise.
“It has held its own, that is for sure, over time with minimal to no investment,” Hugo City Council and Hopkins Schoolhouse committee member Mike Miron said.