A community fixture has passed away, but the long-lasting impact he left will not be forgotten. Clarence “Slim” Haken lived in the 1910 Mora School since the mid-1960s. His family originally purchased the property to house the foster children under their care.
“My family – Dad, Mom, my foster sister Raylene and I – were driving around looking for a place to buy where we could take in more foster kids,” said Linda DeBaets. “We got lost and that is how we found the Old Mora School. We had a lot of cleaning to do but we had found our piece of paradise.”
Now the Old Mora School – a true piece of Idaho history – will be made available for public bidding through the online auction method from Thursday, May 29 through Thursday, June 12. The auction company, United Country – Musick & Sons Auction & Real Estate, recently conducted the online auction for all of the vehicles on the property.
This vintage building was the former Mora School house building which was built in 1910 and served as a school until 1958. In the mid-1960s the building was purchased by the Haken family and was used as their family home since. Now the only evidence left of the old town of Mora, this two-story brick school sits on approximately seven and a half acres adjacent to the canal. The building even contains a few of the original chalkboards. There is also a small living quarters on the lower lever with a bathroom, fireplace and kitchen appliances. The acreage includes a septic tank and a storage shed.
Bidding on the school will commence on Thursday, May 29 and will end on Thursday, June 12 at 1 p.m. Inspection times are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 22.
For more information, contact United Country – Musick & Sons Auction & Real Estate at 208-466-7400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.