Old School Market

Old School in SunlightHappy 140th Birthday!

Celebrate all year long with us as we honor the Old School!

The Old School on the Hill is 140 years old this year!  She has been an icon of education, community and longevity in the heart of mid-Missouri.  Standing tall at the top of Main Street in Chamois, Missouri, the Old School is still a show stopper as you drive into town.  We are so pleased to be her caretakers and we run the Old School as a Bed & Breakfast.  From 1876 – 1942 she served as the educational center of Chamois initially as a two room, then a four room schoolhouse.  In the early 1900’s the clock tower was added.  She housed classes again in the early 1950’s after the school in Morrison burned.  Later caretakers were the American Legion Post 506 that hosted meetings, teen town and community gatherings.

In 2005 locals Joe & Charlotte Schaperclaus did not want to see the old school abandoned and falling apart and they purchased the School and started renovations saving her from weather deterioration.  In 2007 they opened the first B&B room called the Professor Turner room.  Later they completed two additional rooms named the Miss Edna and the Ray Baker – all after teachers who had taught at the Old School.  They operated the B&B until the end of 2013.  LeRoy & Debbie Huff from St Louis purchased the facility in 2014 and continue to run it as a Bed & Breakfast.  This year they will open a 4th room named after Joe & Charlotte and affectionally dubbed “the Band Room.”

Additional renovations are still needed such as tuck pointing the brick, upgrades to heat and air (we’d love to add some heat to the hallways and foyers) and keeping up the grounds with new shrubs and greenery.  If you would like to be a sponsor for one, two or any of these renovations – we have provided a credit card store for your sponsorship.

Please be aware that we are not a non-profit and so there is no available tax deduction.  Your funds will be placed in the specific sponsorship you request. We will gratefully publish sponsorship amounts at year end on this page.

We regularly publish upgrades and events on our website and Facebook page, so we hope you’ll join us there as well!

 Again if you would like to help us keep her standing tall and proud over the town of Chamois, we would greatly appreciate your sponsorship of the Old School in the area of Tuck pointing, Heating & Air or the Grounds.  You can make a credit card transaction at the Birthday Sponsorship page or mail a check to  Old School on the Hill B&B, 402 S Main Street, Chamois, MO  65024 and specify the sponsorship.

 Please visit our Birthday Sponsorship page by clicking this link.