Posts with the label schoolhouses
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Showing posts with label schoolhouses. Show all posts

January 28, 2022

Clara Barton Schoolhouse | Bordentown, New Jersey

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The Clara Barton Schoolhouse 

 

Bordentown is a lovely town on the Delaware River which was critical during the Revolutionary War

 

The Clara Barton Schoolhouse in Bordentown, New Jersey was one of the first public schools in the state.

 

Clara Barton is most famous as a Civil War nurse and as the founder of the American Red Cross

 

But before all that, she taught school. 

 

The original schoolhouse was built in 1839. 

 

According to the Bordentown Historical Society

 

When Clara Barton began teaching in 1852, the building was described as “dilapidated” and repairs were undertaken at that time. On the first day she taught, she began with only 6 students. After a year, there were 600 students, and by 1853, a new eight room schoolhouse had been built in Bordentown to accommodate them. Thereafter, the original schoolhouse was unused for many years and by 1919, it was in a deteriorated state. It was purchased for $300 at a Sheriff’s Sale by a community minded couple, Mr. and Mrs. George Swift, so that it could be preserved. In September of 1920, they sold it to the President of the State Board of Education for $1 “in trust for and [o]n behalf of the Schoolchildren of the State of New Jersey and to be forever preserved as a memorial of Clara Barton, deceased.” 

 


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Please read my post about historic The Little Red Schoolhouse in Florham Park. 

 

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Clara Barton Schoolhouse | Bordentown, New Jersey

January 28, 2022

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

 

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.

 

You can also read my post about the Clara Barton Schoolhouse

 

You may also read about Fairleigh Dickinson University, which is partially located in Florham Park.

   
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!

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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

 

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Little Red Schoolhouse | Florham Park, New Jersey

July 20, 2015

November 19, 2013

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum | Clinton, New Jersey

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Red Mill 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 at The Red Mill



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

 

You may also read my post about The Historic Red Mill.  

 

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Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum | Clinton, New Jersey

November 19, 2013