The Little Red Schoolhouse in Florham Park
|Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey|
The Little Red Schoolhouse is the pride and joy of beautiful Florham Park, New Jersey. It is in their township logo and all over the town website.
The Little Red Schoolhouse, which was known as Columbia School District No. 5, was built in 1866 and was in continual use for classes until 1914.
It is now a museum, and the Historical Society of Florham Park meets there.
It is "dedicated to the men and women of Florham Park who served in World War II."
According to the Wikipedia page:
It is a vernacular Italianate one-story narrow red brick masonry building with a steep roof and tall 9/9 windows topped with gently arches. In 1905, it was expanded from four bays to the current six. The open belfry at the front peak with working bell and the gable-end entrance make it instantly identifiable as a typical 19th century one-room schoolhouse. Its location at the historic crossroads of Florham Park has remained a key reminder of the borough’s rural origins. The classic schoolhouse for is the borough’s icon, appearing on the town flag, letter head, website, and public works and first responder vehicles.
I have driven by this schoolhouse literally thousands of times (I grew up in the area), and never thought of going inside (it’s not open very often). I definitely have to go inside one day!
Anyway, the borough of Florham Park opens the schoolhouse on certain days (such as the Fourth of July) and you can ring the bell!
You can read more about The Little Red Schoolhouse here.
You can see it all over the town website here.
You can read more about Florham Park here.
|Side view of Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey|
|The Little Red Schoolhouse was known as Columbia School District No. 5|
|Another front angle of Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey|
|A WWII Memorial to those who gave their lives. The Little Red Schoolhouse is dedicated to WWII veterans. Florham Park, New Jersey|
|Another angle of The Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey|
|The front door of Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey|
|The Little Red Schoolhouse is just as charming from the back!|
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