In honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday – February 7, 1867 – here is a collection of schoolhouses from around the United States. Here are some of Laura’s houses in South Dakota & Kansas & Missouri, the Ingalls Homestead in South Dakota and in Wisconsin.
The Little Red Schoolhouse in Dover, VT, ca. 1790.
The Pierce School in Lunenburg, Vermont.
An abandoned schoolhouse in Nebrasksa.
Union Village, VT
District #7 Schoolhouse in the Jericho Rural Historic District in White River Junction, VT. Currently it is the Jericho Community Center.
The Wells River Graded School, constructed 1874, in Newbury, VT.
A schoolhouse rehabilitated to a residence in Albany, Vermont.
The schoolhouse in Isle La Motte, VT. It is now a B&B/bike hostel.
Wood clapboards etched to look like stone blocks rather than wood boards. This 12/12 window has original panes, too. Taken at the Eureka Schoolhouse in Springfield, Vermont – a State Historic Site.
An 1896 schoolhouse in East Poultney, VT.
Main Street Middle School, Montpelier, VT
The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. Photo taken June 2006.
Abandoned VT: Wheelock Schoolhouse
The general form and the span of windows is how I immediately spot schoolhouses.
Addison Town Hall (and school) on VT Route 22A, Addison, VT
Laura Ingalls remains one of my favorite authors and historical figures. Happy Birthday, Laura.