Former Excelsior-Myers Schoolhouse

Now Barney’s Bar, this building was once known as Excelsior-Myers School. It is located on Hammond Avenue (also County Road 45 or the Old Elkhart Road) in Elkhart very close to Hively Avenue. The brick school was built in 1882 and remained a school until 1927. Part of its name came from the last name of the property owner who allowed the first school to be built in 1846, Jonas Myers, also the first teacher. If you look close just below the roof line, you can still see Concord Township District 10 chiseled in stone.

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My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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