Olive Branch School Preservation Society

The Olive Branch School Preservation Society

Founded in 2007 by a group of concerned school and community members, the Olive Branch School Preservation Society (OBSPS) is dedicated to the preservation of the old Olive Branch School and its rich history. Located at 9710 W. National Road (US Route 40) near New Carlisle, Ohio, Olive Branch School stands as a good representation of a rural turn-of-the-century high school. Built in 1908 and reconstructed in 1913, following a devastating fire, this Craftsman style structure was progressive for its time. Designed by noted Dayton, Ohio architect, Charles Insco Williams, the building was used as a school house until the 1970s and still maintains its 1914 appearance. It is currently being used as a district warehouse and storage center and is the only remaining “historic” building on the Tecumseh campus. The mission of the Olive Branch School Preservation Society is to promote and fund the preservation of Olive Branch School and local history, and to further the legacy of cooperation between the schools and community through public engagement. By making a donation and contributing to the OBSPS, you have the opportunity to play an important role in the restoration of our beloved “little round school.” With the help of your generous donations, the Olive Branch School Preservation Society continues to work diligently to return the building to its former glory. Please take this opportunity to invest in Olive Branch’s future through preserving its past. Your tax-deductible donations and membership dues help the OBSPS to continue as a viable organization committed to the restoration of Olive Branch School. Act now to ensure the success of this important project.
Check out over 70 historic Olive Branch photos on the Gallery Page
Students and teachers share their stories on the Memory Journal page
Olive Branch School restoration and preservation continues.
Check out the Progress page.

Check out this awesome drone footage of the uniquely designed Olive Branch School. This video was made in preparation for much needed structural repairs and new roof installation, completed in the fall of 2015.

Quarterly Trustee Meeting
Public Invited
New Meeting Time: 4pm

All quarterly Trustee meetings are open to the public and are held at 4:00pm in the Arrow Conference Room at the Tecumseh High School building, 9830 W. National Road, New Carlisle, OH 45344.

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