Tarkiln School

The Tarkiln School (also misspelled as Tarklin School), is a historic school building at 245 Summer Street in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The oldest portion of this school is a Greek Revival/Italianate one-room schoolhouse that was built in 1871, which is the right (south) wing of the current U-shaped building. A matching building, now the north wing, was erected in 1908, and the two were joined by a hyphen in 1926. A kitchen wing was added to the east in 1951. The school's name is derived from the Tarkiln neighborhood in which it stands, which was derived from the presence of tar kilns in the area. It served the town as a school until 1949, and has been a community center since 1951.[2]

Tarkiln School
The 1871 South Hall of the Tarkiln Historic Twin Schoolhouses at Sunset, Fall 2013.jpg
The south wing
Tarkiln School is located in Massachusetts
Tarkiln School
Tarkiln School is located in the United States
Tarkiln School
Location245 Summer St., Duxbury, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°02′10″N 70°44′26″W / 42.03599°N 70.74065°W / 42.03599; -70.74065Coordinates: 42°02′10″N 70°44′26″W / 42.03599°N 70.74065°W / 42.03599; -70.74065
Area5.7 acres (2.3 ha)
Built1871 (1871)
ArchitectWhite, H. Dennison; Parker, L.F.
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Italianate
NRHP reference No.09000647[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 26, 2009

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009 (where it is listed as the "Tarklin" School).[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Tarkiln School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-10.