New Fire Hall Being Built on Lascassas Pike where the Old Lascassas School Once Stood - Historic Rock Wall to Remain In-Tact and Part of the Plans

Mar 20, 2023 at 10:09 am by WGNS News

Photo of the old Lascassas School on Lascassas Pike

The land that the old Lascassas School (6531 Lascassas Pike, Lascassas, TN) once sat on will soon be home to a brand new Rutherford County Fire and Safety Department building. Currently, the Lascassas Volunteer Fire Department sits on the back half of the property, which encompases about 5-acres. While residents are pleased to receive the added safety of the new fire hall and ambulance service center, they are equally concerned about preserving a piece of history that sits on the front portion of the property.

Stan Vaught, Chairman of the Public Building Authority for Rutherford County, confirmed the historic rock wall in front of the site will remain intact and preserved…


The original Lascassas School was built in in 1824, but caught fire in 1926. In 1927, a new school was built that allowed for studies in first grade through 10th grade. The county also constructed a gymnasium in 1936. In 1952, the gym was later damaged by fire. In 1954, a new concrete block structure was added for a cafeteria and agriculture shop.The school was used up until the 1970’s.

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