Hi, I'm Dan Maki and I'm proud to offer my home-away-from-home with you and your family. I have always had an interest in old buildings and this building has become a labor of love for me and my family. We look forward to sharing our passion for restoration with you!
Roni Marie Maki purchased this apartment in 2004
Two very important people in my life, my parents, graduated from Alango School in 1957. It was always a beautiful building to me and when we vacationed up here as kids, we would always drive by and know it was where Mom and Dad went to school. It was when I brought my own son up for a fishing trip about eight years ago to show him the school when I realized that it had fallen into disrepair and neglect. It had not been a school for many years and various owners had used it for several purposes. Long story short, I bought it. With the help of my family, friends and the community, we have brought Alango School back to life and are proud to now share the upper level as a vacation rental. (The teacherage is historically where the female teachers boarded because they were not allowed to marry.)
They just don't make buildings like this anymore! Beautiful woodwork and details abound throughout. There's the dent in the gym floor where my father and a classmate accidentally dropped a piano off the stage. The pine floors have been refinished to their original shine and if these walls could talk, oh, what a story they would tell! To know that my parents went to school here and are now living in the original one room school-house behind the property, well, I guess you could say, they've come full circle. Saving this beautiful building, its stories and its history and sharing it with others is my greatest passion.