Posts with the label schoolhouses
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July 20, 2015

Little Red Schoolhouse | Florham Park, New Jersey

Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey

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. 

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.
   
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Side view of  Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
The Little Red Schoolhouse was known as Columbia School District No. 5
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Another front angle of Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey

Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
A WWII Memorial to those who gave their lives.     
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Another angle of The Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
The front door of Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
The Little Red Schoolhouse is just as charming from the back!

Linking to:

Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Have a wonderful week! 
 

Little Red Schoolhouse | Florham Park, New Jersey

July 20, 2015

November 19, 2013

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

Schoolhouse


Last week I showed you the Historic Red Mill at the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, New Jersey. 

 

There is indeed a little village at the Red Mill site, and this week I present to you the little schoolhouse! 

 

This schoolhouse was not original to this site. According to the website:

In 1974, the circa 1860 Bunker Hill Schoolhouse was moved to the Museum grounds from a site near Sky Manor Airport in Franklin Township. Former Curator Claire Young remembers that moving the school house took several days even though it was only five miles away. She followed behind the building picking up pieces of the siding that fell in the road, to replace later. Some of those boards had the school children’s initials carved in them from long ago. 

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

There is a sign in the schoolhouse called "Rules for Teachers 1862"

 Rules for Teachers sign



If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, click here.

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Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

November 19, 2013