Category Archives: Weber GA

Gaskins School, 1900s, Weber

The two-room Gaskins School is located in the Weber community. Bryan Shaw of the Berrien County Historical Society notes that it was built prior to 1908. After consolidation, a larger building was constructed adjacent to this schoolhouse and it was used as the lunchroom.

Shaw also states that the consolidated school was moved off the property when it closed, and was remodeled by Sheriff Walter Gaskins for use as his home.

Walt’s Bar-B-Q, Weber

I can’t find any history of the Weber community, but considering that it was the home of Walt’s Bar-B-Q (Walt Gaskins) and the old Gaskins Consolidated School, it seems it should have been called Gaskins. I imagine Walt’s was a landmark but looks like it’s been closed for many years. Rhonda Garrett writes that Walt Gaskins was a long time Sheriff of Berrien County (who) also served in WWII and was on The Arizona when it was bombed at Pear Harbor.