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Mesa Historical Museum
Mesa, AZ

This museum building was originally the Lehi School, built in 1913, the elementary School of an independent school district built on the site of the original settlement of Lehi. The school district joined with the Mesa Public Schools in the late 1940s, and continued until 1976 when the school was condemned by the district and subsequently abandoned because the cost of demolition exceeded the cost of land for a new school at that time. The building was then given to the Mesa Historical Society for use as a museum. The artifacts in the museum were donated by members of Mesa's pioneer families.

The Little Adobe Schoolhouse is a life size replica of the first schoolhouse in Mesa. According to Mesa Historian Earl Merrill, "In 1882 Mesa's first regular schoolhouse, a small adobe building, was built on the northwest corner of the Center Street- Second Avenue intersection, and Francelle Robson became the teacher."

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