Just want to clear up a bit of misinformation that came up following your article about the former Testalinda school.
One of the “Comments” claims that the building was formerly a Baptist church. Another comment states that it was a Kingdom Hall (Jehovah’s Witnesses). In fact, the building was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Joy Sevy, and for a time, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) held services there.
Joy (deceased 2010) told me on more than one occasion that he hoped that the Osoyoos Museum would someday accept the old building as an historical artifact. I don’t know if Sevy family members still own the building, but it’s my understanding that the Museum planned to eventually move it
Kara Burton at the Museum may be able to tell you if the proposed move for the schoolhouse is still in the works.
I was trying to compare your new photo with an old photo you ran a few years ago in a story about Rudy Guidi (written by Brenda Shaw). You can see the old clapboard siding and windows match up, but I can’t tell if it’s the same part of the school shown in both photos.
I wonder if the present Osoyoos Town hall section was of similar construction to the clapboard section? Maybe some old-timer who worked on the Town hall might remember?
Below a recent picture (cropped) showing similar window section and clapboard
Thanks to the writer of this contribution – his wife said: “Keep your name off the screen!”