In November 2006 we were very proud to have saved this school in the small town of Beaverdam,Ohio located at the crossroads of America, routes 75 and 30 from the wrecking ball. Schools in the area have been torn down to build new ones, not saving any history for those who may have attended their early years life here.
Greg Smith (owner) attended this school until it consolidated with the Bluffton School District after the class of 1964. Greg has always liked auctions and sales, he has attended farm sales since he was a young boy. He had accumulated a lot of different things over the years. We started out going to the Springfield, Oh Extravaganzas at the Clark County Fair Grounds. After many years of putting our tents up and down, it was a relief to finally get a building. Needless to say it took three years of working daily to up-date this building and get it ready to open to the public. We consider it an honor to have an antique mall that is clean and arranged for all to come and see.
Our daughter, Marci, also has her boutique room in what was the cafeteria when it was a school. we have a variety of wares, primitives, books, furniture, glass, retro items, trains with accessories, floral arrangements for all occasions, tools, and collectibles. We are open seven days a week 10 to 6 and Sundays 12 to 6. We close most holidays just to get a break.
We also have a great gymnasium that we rent out as a banquet room with a kitchen for weddings, showers, graduations, meeting room, memorial occasions, public land auctions, etc. The gym can hold around 250 people with ample parking. See Photo Gallery
Hope to see you soon! Thanks.
The Ole School Antiquers