The 120-year-old Oneida Stake Academy is located in Preston, Idaho. Amongst its alumni are two former presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Harold B. Lee and Ezra Taft Benson, as well as several living general authorities of the world-wide Church. Benson was also the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture following WWII.
Students walked the halls of the Oneida Stake Academy for over a century living a multitude of memories. Now there's a place to gather them.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The academy has come a long way since this picture early in 2004. The building had been moved to this location December of 2003, by Lindsay Moving Company out of the state of Washington. Project supervisor was Del Davis. Since this picture was taken, the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation received its non-profit status, put a new foundation under the building, installed water and electricity to the lot, poured an amphitheater at the building's back, upgraded the building's 120-year-old rubble construction walls to resist damage from earthquakes and, poured the base of a new staircase to the front door and has begun repairing and re-shingling the roof.
With support from the public, restoration work will continue on this magnificent gem of our pioneer past!