In their 2015 Places in Peril notation, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation writes: Chauncey was the first city in Georgia to issue bonds to construct and equip a modern school building. As a result, the Chauncey School was built in 1914 on a budget of $10,000. The building featured six classrooms, a state of the art science laboratory, and a regal auditorium. Boasting a Neoclassical Revival façade, the interior of the building contains numerous details common to early twentieth century architecture, such as pressed tin ceilings, elaborate moldings and glass doorknobs.
I met a nice gentleman who told me he had a farm just down the road and had lived his whole life in the area. He was glad I was photographing the old schoolhouse and shared many fond memories of his days there in the 1950s.