In 1901 an attractive two room schoolhouse was erected in the Colorado Springs suburb of Ivywild.
The site was “1604 South Cascade,” now the corner of Cascade and Navajo. The total cost for the building was $3400.
Thomas McLaren, the architect, was asked to draw up plans for a two room structure that would seat 100 pupils. The building contract, given to Mr. Linn Atkinson, called for the latest innovation “a building that would be ventilated by the Dixon system and that would be heated by a furnace.”
The school called “the bungalow” by the students was used until 1915. By that time the classrooms became crowded, and the new present blond brick building Ivywild School was erected. The old school building was moved to Ramona Street where first it became a residence. In later years it was remodeled and since 1967 houses the Edelweiss Restaurant.