Not necessarily abandoned, but certainly neglected.
Most one-room schoolhouses that you’ll find in Vermont are wood frame construction and wood clapboard. For that reason, this Greek Revival one-room schoolhouse of marble construction at the intersection of Route 73 and Route 30 in Sudbury, VT jumps out at the passersby. Known as the District No. 3 School or the Sudbury Hill School, it dates to 1829 (for alterations) and ca. 1821 (original construction).
Today the school appears secure, dry, and safe, but vacant. Do you know who owns or uses the school? If you’re interested in exploring the school and looking in the windows, look at these photographs and captions.
You can find the National Register Nomination here via www.orc.vermont.gov.
What do you think? Beautiful, yes? Would you rather have a vacant/neglected building like this converted to a private residence, a town office, or a museum that is open sparingly?
5 thoughts on “Abandoned Vermont: 1829 Sudbury Schoolhouse”
Good Morning Kaitlin.
The wife and I saw this last April on our trip up to the Hyde Manor. We wanted to stop but there was a truck parked out in front, and we did not know what kind of reception we would get. We plan on going back up in the spring to see if the Hyde’s tower made it through the winter. Maybe we can stop then.
i thought I saw a sign outside in the past pertaining to the Sudbury historical society as the keeper of that building! but that goes back to several years ago when I recall those signs!
Thanks, Terry! I hope that’s still the case. And maybe there is a plan for its revitalization.
I attended school here from 1957 – 1961, grades 1-4. It was closed in the early 70s and is owned by the town. Historical society opens it once a year for tours. The indoor privies were added in the mid 60s, we had outdoor privies when I attended.
I also attended school here early 50’s. I don’t remember mush about it except requirement to take what I thought was a vitamin pill and a drink of water out of one of those cones shaped water cups
The snowball fights were awesome us little guys would get the worst of it.
I was perhaps 6. . 1956 to 1957 at the time. Lived with my cousin Bob Waite and 2 Baldwin brothers somewhere near there..