District Six Schoolhouse

The District Six Schoolhouse is a historic school building on Elmendorf Road in Shoreham, Vermont. Built about 1833 and now converted into a residence, this modest stone structure is one of Vermont's oldest surviving district schoolhouses. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

District Six Schoolhouse
ShorehamVT District6Schoolhouse.jpg
District Six Schoolhouse is located in Vermont
District Six Schoolhouse
District Six Schoolhouse is located in the United States
District Six Schoolhouse
LocationElmendorf Rd., Shoreham, Vermont
Coordinates43°55′51″N 73°17′50″W / 43.93083°N 73.29722°W / 43.93083; -73.29722Coordinates: 43°55′51″N 73°17′50″W / 43.93083°N 73.29722°W / 43.93083; -73.29722
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1833 (1833)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.77000093[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 18, 1977

DescriptionEdit

The former District Six Schoolhouse stands in a rural area of northeastern Shoreham, on the southwest side of Elmendorf Road. It is a modest single-story stone structure, measuring just 20 by 25 feet (6.1 m × 7.6 m), with a gabled roof. It is built of course rubble limestone and covered by a standing seam metal roof. The street-facing facade has two bays, with the entrance in a recess on the left and a sash window on the right, and has a half-round window in the gable. The southeast roof face has a gabled wood-frame dormer, part of alterations made to convert the building to residential use. A single-story wood-frame ell extends to the rear.[2]

The school was built in 1833 out of locally quarried limestone, and is a good example of late Federal period vernacular architecture. It is one of a number of surviving stone district schools in the region. It remained in use as a schoolhouse until the 1940s.[2] After standing vacant for some years, it was rehabilitated and converted into a residence.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b John R. Axtell (1977). "NRHP nomination for District Six Schoolhouse". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-09-22. with photos from 1977