Friday, April 29, 2016


The schoolhouse was built in 1876, was a landmark in this rural hamlet and served the area children until in closed in 1947.

During those intervening years, hundreds of children from Grades 1 through 8, were taught by one teacher, in one room.  When the Newark - Arcadia Schools were centralized students were bused to the village, and the rural one room schools were closed.  Marbletown Schoolhouse is a classic example of a simpler life, one slower paced and perhaps offering a more friendly and personal way of learning.  The wood stove is still operational, as is the school bell and most of the desks found up in the attic recesses, are original to the building.

Marbletown Schoolhouse has been lovingly restored by the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Members to reflect the 1940's - the time of the last class, the final goodbye !

The people that live across the street haven't been given the key to the schoolhouse for this year.  I left my name and phone number with them as I want to go inside and take pictures.



Tom said...

I have always wanted to visit the school, but never have. Thanks for taking me along for the ride.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,
You are most welcome. Glad you came along for the ride.


Anonymous said...

I believe there is much good to be said for the one room school house of days gone by. My Dad has always said he felt consolidation was a big mistake, and I agree with him, even though I'm a product of the consolidation system. Thanks for the pics. Blessings, Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Carol,
I believe you Dad was right. My Dad started in a one room school house and then they consolidated. He, too, preferred the one room school.

Blessings to you and yours,

Vickie said...

I L♥Ve this. What a neat post. Hope you get in!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,
Glad you like it. I hope I get in, too.

Hugs to Mable, Henry and Murphy,
Marilyn and Pierre

dynnamae n said...

That is a beautiful school. I love the arches it has. I hope you can go inside to get photos. Would be fun to see it inside.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi dynnamae n,
It is a beautiful school with the arches. I hope I get to go inside of it too. Of all the schools, I have had pictures of, I haven't been able to get inside one yet. I hope this is the one.