Wylie School - Voluntown CT
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N 41° 36.455 W 071° 50.622
19T E 263038 N 4610114
Quick Description: The Wylie School is located in Voluntown, Connecticut. The house was built in 1850 and used as a school until 1939. It is now the Voluntown Historical Society
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2012 3:07:36 AM
Waymark Code: WME0YM
The Wylie School is a small wood framed, clapboarded building. It is close to the road and is located in a residential neighborhood. It was built around 1850, and is a one story gable roofed building.
The Wylie School is home to the Voluntown Historical Society. It is furnished with an old stove, desks, tables, chairs and artifacts which would have been typical of a one rooms school.
It is an usually well preserved building. Until well into the 20th century, small schools such as this represented the principal educational experience for many small town Connecticut residents. Many similar schools, like the Wylie School, doted the landscape of Connecticut, but most have disappeared over time. Wylie School is one of a few that remain intact.
The parcel of land was given by Henry Wylie, who was a local farmer. He also contributed funds to the Congretational Church. Upon his death he left his entire estate to the church. Wylie School served as a school until 1939.
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