Lowrie School House- Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285
N 40° 42.307 W 078° 07.520
17T E 742853 N 4509998
Quick Description: The Lowrie Schoolhouse was built in the 1860’s by the carpenter Balzer Rumberger as a private school.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2021 4:27:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM13WCE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
The Lowrie Schoolhouse was built in the 1860’s by the carpenter Balzer Rumberger as a private school for the Lowrie children of the Lowrie family. It has been a Warriors Mark landmark ever since the days when they, and the other children of the town crossed the street from the old Lowrie Mansion to learn the “three R’s”.

Many local men and women were employed in the Lowrie home, on the grounds and the farm. Jonathan Roberts Lowrie was a lawyer, with a practice in Hollidaysburg. The family moved to Warriors Mark when his health failed in 1854 and he became legal advisor to the firm of Lyon, Shorb and Co.

Although Mr. Lowrie had the school built for his own offspring, the other youngsters in town were invited to attend. There were three Lowrie children by his first marriage to Mary A. Lyon: Sarah Roberts Lowrie (1854-1947), William Lyon Lowrie M.D. (1859-1945) and Robert Lowrie (1861-1945). Five children were born to his second marriage to Matilda Hamill Nassau: Charles Nassau Lowrie (1869-1939), Matilda Lowrie (1871-1892), the Rev. Walter Lowrie (1873-1901), Calhoun Stewart Lowrie (1874-1891), and Matthew Lowrie (1876-1962).
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Original or Re-creation?: Original

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

Address:
1838 - PA 550
Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania United States
16877


Web Address (if available): [Web Link]

Year the school first opened.: Not listed

Year the school closed.: Not listed

Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: Not Listed

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