Jefferson: Former student turns Discovery Bay School into home

DISCOVERY BAY — When Doug Breithaupt tells his children about his first day of school, they don’t have to imagine him sitting at a wooden desk in a high-ceilinged room lined with black chalkboards and bookshelves.

It’s right in front of them.

“I went back to school,” Breithaupt said.

Breithaupt, his wife, Vicki, and their four children — Bentley, Amelia, Sophia and Spencer — live in the old Discovery Bay schoolhouse on East Uncas Road, off U.S. Highway 101 just east of the state Route 20 intersection.

Built in 1917, the school consolidated three one-room schools in the area and served the children from Lake Leland to Gardiner through 1964, including Breithaupt, who went to first grade there.

“It brought the school district out of the 19th century,” Breithaupt said.


The rest of the story appears in the Sunday Peninsula Daily News.

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