Friday, April 29, 2016
MARBLETOWN SCHOOL HOUSE
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.
TOMORROW IS ANOTHER POST. PICTURES OF OSPREY.