Friday, June 18, 2010
Offerman School--Last One Room Schoolhouse in Joliet Township--Demolished
According to the Friends of Offerman School Website, the Offerman School has been demolished.
This former one-room schoolhouse, constructed circa 1920s, was adapted for residential use in the 1950s.
The school was used until the completion of the new Laraway School in 1954. Refer to the discussion of
Joliet Township Schools on page 79. In late 2008, this structure was temporarily relocated to make way
for the new CenterPoint intermodal shipping facility. The future permanent site and reuse of this building
is not known. "