The Little Red Schoolhouse in Florham Park

Monday, July 20, 2015
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The Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, NJ

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.
  
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The Little Red Schoolhouse was known as Columbia School District No. 5

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Side view of the Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, NJ

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Another angle of  The Little Red Schoolhouse

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A WWII Memorial to those who gave their lives. The Schoolhouse is dedicated to WWII veterans.

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Another side view of The Little Red Schoolhouse

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The front door of the Little Red Schoolhouse

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The Little Red Schoolhouse is just as charming from the back!


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30 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos of the vintage Red School House! So glad it got preserved and visitors can come to see this treasure!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Thanks so much! I am glad that has been preserved!

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  2. Looks perfectly preserved! Wonderful to see this kind of history captured!

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  3. Great picture! I went to college in that town so I love seeing photos!
    Shelley

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    1. Florham Park is a pretty town. I lived there when I was a kid. :)

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  4. what a wonderful memorial to the past!! it's so beautiful and so well maintained, you can feel the pride that had been established in this schoolhouse!!!!

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    1. The borough of Florham Park is very proud of the schoolhouse.

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  5. That is such a good shot of a beautiful building.

    Teresa from NanaHood

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  6. Great presentation of this historical sight.

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  7. Beautiful glimpse into the past!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/bug-eyes.html

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  8. Lovely! It's nice to know that this building was preserved and is now a museum. Kudos to those who had the foresight to save this historic site.

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    1. I am so glad that they have preserved it and are so proud of it!

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  9. What a pretty little schoolhouse, and so well preserved! It's nice it is now a museum.

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    1. It is very pretty. I love the dark red color.

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  10. Nice to see that the schoolhouse has been preserved although I never saw it even though I worked nearby in Madison NJ for many years. I just read thatbthe Doris Duke Foundation wants to demolish the mansionin Duke Park because the cost of renovation would be prohibitive.

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    1. That would be a shame if they tore down the Duke Mansion. :( It is gigantic, though.

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  11. So good to see that it has been put to good use and that it has been maintained so well till today. It is a very pretty place.

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    1. The borough does a fine job of maintaining it. I think it is very pretty, too. I do love the dark red color and the long windows and the bell!

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  12. Glad that it's been preserved. Beautiful building and grounds.

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    1. I am very glad that it has been preserved. Beautiful building and grounds.

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  13. This post made me smile--it gave me some nostalgia from way back when. How wonderful that this place is so lovingly maintained.

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  14. How neat that the little red schoolhouse was turned into a museum. That would be fun to go ring the bell.
    Take 25 to Hollister

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  15. Charming! There's a Little Red School House in Delaware I used to drive by all the time, too. It was built only 20 years ago to look like a historical building.

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    1. That sounds interesting. I must visit Delaware some time!

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