Three Rivers School 1904 on NM Highway 54 between Carrizozo and Tularosa. I don’t know anything about this building other than it sits behind the Three Rivers Trading Post, it’s old, it’s red, and where it is.
The above satellite map shows the location of Three Rivers School. The school and the trading post are 24 miles south of Carrizozo and 18 miles north of Tularosa. The border of the White Sands Missle Range is about a mile west of NM Highway 54 at Three Rivers. The south end of the Valley of Fires lava flow is the black area west of the Three Rivers. East of Three Rivers is Sierra Blanca Peak which is 11,981 ft (3,652 m) high. The Trinity Test Site where the first nuclear bomb was detonated in 1945 is north and west of Three Rivers.
56 thoughts on “Little Red Schoolhouse On The Prairie”
The red building pics are wonderful. 🙂 Very NM, but not northern NM. A change of pace. Nice to see another part of the state.
Thanks, Susan. There are some buildings in Downtown Albuquerque from the same era that are built with a similar type of block.
That’s a lovely building. Is it historically preserved?
I don’t know if it is or not. However, since there is not a registry of historic places plaque by the front door showing it is on the National Register of Historic Places, in may not be. Thanks, Jeff.
Ah, I zoomed in to see if I could locate one. Didn’t see it. Got it. Welcome, Tim.
There is something particularly charming about a red building, whether it is a schoolhouse or a barn. Lovely shots, Tim.
What a striking building! I’ve never seen an old schoolhouse built that way. The blocks are very similar to the foundation of a house my husband and I owned in Virginia, which was built in 1925.
Thanks, Liz. These blocks seem to be fairly common for the early part of the 20th Century.
You’re welcome, Tim.
Gorgeous pictures Tim!
My pleasure 🌸
How beautifullly quaint! I love this
That is a beautiful old school, Tim. So close to the Trinity site. Must have been students there at the time?
Might have been. Thanks, Lavina.
interesting it sits between this trio Tim. I love red barns and school houses. It almost has a maroon cast to it. I’ve never seen bricks like these before. 💖
This building is certainly striking.
Your pictures, Timothy, just make me long for going to this school!:)
The building is inviting. Thanks, Martina.
In so ein knallrotes Haus würden die Kinder bestimmt gerne zur Schule gehen.
Ein sehr schönes Motiv.
The red would be attrictive for kids. Thanks, einfachtilda.
Wonder when the last small feet traipsed into the charming red building.
That is a excellent wonder. Thanks, Couriers.
What a lovely, steeped in the past building.
It’s like totally steeped. Thanks, Shey.
it’s wonderful. I love it.
Wonderful old building, Tim. Plus the more recent historic sites are rather surreal to see…
I would think so. Thanks, Maj & Sher.
That is such a sweet little red schoolhouse on the prairie. You’d expect Laura come running …rather radiant though considering the spot!
It is a stupid schoolhouse. Thanks, Marina.
It’s absolutely stunning!!! ❤️
It is. Thanks, Samantha.
It’s beautiful! And well taken care of.
Another beauty from you!
Love the School-house.. Very bright.. Unusual brick work too.. 🙂
The brickwork is common for the era, but it’s unualsual in the school house in the middle of nowhere. Thanks, Sue.
Interesting to note that Tim.. And why the school house is preserved so perfectly if no other dwellings nearby ??
The school house sits behind the Three Rivers Trading Post. But that’s it, a trading post and a schoolhouse. However, I found there is a book about the place called “Tres Ritos: A History of Three Rivers New Mexico” https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781609498832/Tres-Ritos-A-History-of-Three-Rivers-New-Mexico. The write up has intrigue that includes Billy The Kid.
oh WOW… thank you, will go read.. 🙂
The additional information on where the site is located was super cool. Feels like a great motorcycle cruise.
That’s a great area to do exploring on motorcycles. Thanks, Craig.
Scandinavian Red, Tim, I think. Great shots of it.
Could be. Thanks, Inchcock.
Looks like it’s being kept up nicely.
Interesting history about the nuclear bomb.
Do they still find radiation traces after all these years?
I think we all glow a bit. There’s trace radiation. The sun way out does the blast site on exposing us to radiation. Thanks, Resa.
Gee, the radiation never goes away.
Well, a glow in the dark Tim means I’ll always be able to find you.
What a world!
Now that is the spitting image of the classic little red schoolhouse. Kudos to whomever is responsible for the upkeep on that building – I also like the red against the blue sky.