Abandoned Vermont: Putney Schoolhouse

Schoolhouses are easy to recognize, especially one room schoolhouses that appear to have a bank of windows. This brick building in Putney, VT struck me as just that.

Sitting along the edge of the road.

Sitting along the edge of the road.

A stone wall runs along the property.

A stone wall runs along the property, up to the woodshed.

The front door.

The front door. And, look at the brick and granite.

The telltale bank of windows behind the plywood.

The telltale bank of windows behind the plywood, and rear windows for additional light. The windows appear to be intact, based on what little could be seen behind the plywood. 

Rear and side of the schoolhouse, more windows and a connected woodshed.

Rear and side of the schoolhouse, more windows and a connected woodshed.

The woodshed.

The woodshed, much less elaborate than the brick structure.

Two windows on this side.

Two windows on this side, and a good view of the slate roof. 

View across the road from the schoolhouse.

View across the road from the schoolhouse.

You can clearly see the potential in this building, even on a rainy summer afternoon. If you have information, please share.

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3 thoughts on “Abandoned Vermont: Putney Schoolhouse

  1. This is so sad… Our landscape architecture office occupies a brick one-room schoolhouse in Yarmouth Maine. We lease the building, and the boilerhouse, and second brick schoolhouse, from the town under a Contract Zoning agreement. As part of the deal, we agreed to restore the buildings and make other improvement, and the town changed the zoning to allow us to occupy the space. We sub-let the other schoolhouse to a GIS consultant, which has worked out very well. We love it… the neighbor’s appreciate seeing the building come back to life…and the town has someone who cares for these beloved old structures.
    Terry DeWan
    Terrence J. DeWan & Associates
    121 West Main Street
    Yarmouth, Maine

  2. That is sad. I wish it was a wee bit closer. There are two old one/two room buildings here in town too that I would love to get my hands on. Perfect for an art studio. But the owners have no interest in letting anyone do anything with them, so they just slowly fall down. So sad.

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