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An old schoolhouse in the Quad Cities has been put on the 2014 Most Endangered List by the Iowa Preservation Society.

According to the group, the old Forest Grove No. 5 school in Bettendorf is a one room schoolhouse that was built in 1873. It was used for 80 years before school consolidation forced it to close in 1957.

Today, it is the only school house that remains in its original location, and the only one in Scott County listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A local group is working to raise money to preserve the building and to prevent further deterioration.

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