District No. 6 School – Brunswick

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32 Brick Church Road
Brunswick, New York
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District No. 6 school c. 1830 brick school built on land granted by Luther and Olive Eddy.  Later named the Lincoln School by students.

Erected

  • Want-Ad Digest & the Engelke Family — Date unknown
  • U.S. Department of the Interior — 2008

What was there

This one-room schoolhouse was built around 1830 and housed grades one through eight for over a century.  Originally named District 11, it was renamed District 6 around the mid 1850s.  Originally there were 2 outhouses behind the school – one for girls and one for boys.  It was uncommon in this area for schoolhouses to be constructed of brick during this time.

What is there now 

Currently owned by the Brunswick Central School District, the structure is filled with period furnishings and serves as a living history classroom where local elementary school children have the opportunity to learn about what it was like to attend school during the 1800s.  There is one outhouse currently standing behind the school.

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Posted: August 21, 2013

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