Internationally known psychic Jacqui Carpenter conducted the
first paranormal investigation in 2007 and quickly confirmed the owner’s suspicions. Since then many visitors and
paranormal groups have witnessed and documented
evidence of ghostly activity at Farrar.
Are you brave enough to stay the night? On the other hand, maybe a daylight tour with one of the owners would better suit you. Maybe you don’t have the nerve!
keep your cameras ready, your mind open
and be prepared for anything!
In 1919, C.G. Geddes agreed to donate 6 acres of his farm to merge the area’s one-room country schoolhouses. The school boards voted and created the Washington Township Consolidated School District.
The cornerstone inscribed with the year 1921 was set and the dedication ceremony commenced on April 1 1922. The schoolhouse filled with citizens from miles around. An orchestra played on stage in the auditorium as a banquet served the hundreds in attendance.
Not all citizens were behind the new building with its $100,000 price tag. One disgruntled citizen refused to attend the celebration calling it a “monument to the arrogance and vanity of the school board,” with its boiler heating, electric lights, and indoor bathroom facilities.
On May 3 2002, once again, the band played, a banquet served the hundreds in attendance and sadly, the 80-year-old schoolhouse closed its doors for the last time.
The old school sat empty until December of 2006 when
Jim and Nancy Oliver purchased the building.
It became their home with hopes of slowly restoring
the school to its original appearance and layout.