Black River Academy

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Black River Academy
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Black River Academy is located in Vermont
Black River Academy
Location High St., Ludlow Village, Vermont
Coordinates 43°23′47″N 72°41′45″W / 43.39639°N 72.69583°W / 43.39639; -72.69583Coordinates: 43°23′47″N 72°41′45″W / 43.39639°N 72.69583°W / 43.39639; -72.69583
Area 0 acres (0 ha)
Built 1835
Architect Smith,Clinton
Architectural style Romanesque, Richardsonian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72000108[1]
Added to NRHP November 15, 1972

Black River Academy is a historic academy on High Street in the village of Ludlow in Vermont.

Black River Academy was chartered in Ludlow in 1835 and operated as a school, serving as the Town of Ludlow's public high school until 1938, when a new school was built. The original academy building burned early in the school's history, and the school operated in a church for 44 years until a new school building was built in 1888.[2][3][4] Notable alumni of the Black River Academy include U.S. President Calvin Coolidge; Rotary founder Paul P. Harris; John Garibaldi Sargent, who was U.S. Attorney General during Coolidge's Presidency; Vermont Governor William W. Stickney; United States Senator Ernest Willard Gibson; and author and historian Abby Maria Hemenway.[3][5] After the school closed, the Richardsonian school building was used for a time as a convalescent home.

Since 1972 it has housed the Black River Academy Museum, a museum of local history.[2][3]

The academy was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b History of Black River Academy, Black River Academy Museum website, accessed October 9, 2009
  3. ^ a b c Black River Academy, 14 High Street, Black River Academy Museum website, accessed October 9, 2009
  4. ^ Black River Academy Museum and Historical Society, Vermont Museum and Gallery Alliance website, accessed October 9, 2009
  5. ^ Some Famous Alumni of Black River Academy, Black River Academy Museum website, accessed October 9, 2009

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