Elk Grove Historical Society Lamenting Over Reese School House Project
ELK GROVE -- Members of the Elk Grove Historical Society are lamenting the fate of one of its key projects, the restoration of the Reese School House built in 1883. It was originally built on Bradshaw Road near Calvine Road but relocated to use for farm worker housing. The Society moved it to its Heritage Park site at Elk Grove Regional Park in hopes of renovating it because of its ornate façade. But after over a decade of sitting out in the elements with a worn out roof it began to collapse. A recent estimate from contractors to shore up just the front and place it on a safe foundation would cost $300 thousand.