Introduction

Espanola one room school house on National Register12 locations in Flagler

Espanola one room school house on National Register12 locations in Flagler

The Espanola Schoolhouse, at 98 Knox Jones Ave., Bunnell was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 22, 2020.

The one room school operated from 1950 to 1957 as an elementary school and from 1958 to 1970 as an independent kindergarten. It was restored in 2001 by Rev. Frank Giddens, Queenie Jackson and community leaders. History researcher Randy Jaye reported that this makes the 12th Flagler County property to be listed which include: Bulow Plantation Ruins (1970), Bunnell [Coquina] City Hall, Bunnell Water Tower (2019), Cherokee Grove (1997), Dixie Highway-Hastings, Espanola and Bunnell road (2005), Holden House (2018), Mala Compra Plantation Archeological Site (2004), Marine Studios (1986), Old Bunnell State Bank Building (1992), Vocational Agriculture Building (2007) and Washington Oaks Historic District (2009).
Randy Jaye had previously completed the nomination of the Holden House, Bunnell City Hall, and Water Tower in Bunnell.

St. Paul Youth Center is only minority school house still standing in Flagler County.
Only minority school house still standing in Flagler County. Image by Randy Jaye

Author: Bill Ryan