West School (Burlington, Massachusetts)

The West School is a historic school building at 106 Bedford Street in Burlington, Massachusetts. The one-room schoolhouse was built in 1794–5, when the area was still part of Woburn. The building was originally located in what is now Simonds Park in the center of Burlington, but was moved to its present location in 1839 to serve as the school for the western part of town. It served as a public school at 1897. After serving for a time as a garage, the building was rehabilitated by the local historical society in 1964. Of four Woburn-built 18th century school buildings in Burlington, this is the only one to survive. The building is a well-preserved example of Federal and Greek Revival styling.[2]

West School
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West School
West School (Burlington, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
West School (Burlington, Massachusetts)
West School (Burlington, Massachusetts) is located in the United States
West School (Burlington, Massachusetts)
LocationBurlington, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°30′22″N 71°13′12″W / 42.50611°N 71.22000°W / 42.50611; -71.22000Coordinates: 42°30′22″N 71°13′12″W / 42.50611°N 71.22000°W / 42.50611; -71.22000
Built1799
Architectural styleFederal, Greek Revival
NRHP reference No.06000398[1]
Added to NRHPMay 17, 2006

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for West School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-30.