Preservation Photos #183

The Octagon School of East Bethel, VT built in 1842.

The Octagon School of East Bethel, VT built in 1842.

A known site in East Bethel, this octagon school is one of a kind. The design was supposed to allow for greater space in a one-room schoolhouse. It has a few additions, but you can clearly see the octagon shape in this image, along with original windows and screens. Peak into the windows and you’ll see a blackboard. Today the building is a library and community center. For a brief history on East Bethel, read this.