The Hazel Dell School, owned by the Iowa-Grant School District, was built around 1876. The one-room schoolhouse, located on its original site, is adjacent to the Iowa-Grant Elementary/Middle and High School campus. When the Iowa-Grant School District was consolidated in 1960, all of the one-room schools in the district except Hazel Dell were torn down, sold at auction, or left to weather away. Although the Hazel Dell School stood as a center for learning and community life for over 80 years, it, too, fell on hard times and became a storage space for the school district .
The goals of the Hazel Dell Restoration Committee are three fold:
1. To restore the one-room school.
2. To preserve the history of the school as an example of a typical one-room school in the area.
3. To provide a hands-on, intergenerational learning experience for students in the area.