Lamar, a 1905 two-room school house on the National Register of Historic Places, is the focal point of a grassroots effort to restore a building and build a community. The charming craftsman style school with an Italianate tower has operated as a community center since closing as a school in 1944. The revitalization in progress combines the old and new, honoring the legacy of an agrarian past and integrating it with a community undergoing rapid change. The mission: To restore, renovate, and maintain Lamar in keeping with its unique historic character in order to build and sustain our community. During the renovation, Lamar is in continuous use and has hosted a solar seminar for tradespeople, an artcamp for kids, a family reunion, a music festival, and the National Tour of Solar Homes and Businesses. Once the renovation is completed, it will be the site for even more community enhancement activities and available as a rental for private parties.