Dryden District School No. 5

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Dryden District School No. 5
DRYDEN DISTRICT SCHOOL NO. 5, TOMPKINS COUNTY.jpg
Dryden District School No. 5 is located in New York
Dryden District School No. 5
Location 1756 Hanshaw Rd., Dryden, New York
Coordinates 42°28′26″N 76°25′53″W / 42.47389°N 76.43139°W / 42.47389; -76.43139Coordinates: 42°28′26″N 76°25′53″W / 42.47389°N 76.43139°W / 42.47389; -76.43139
Area less than one acre
Built 1827
Architectural style Octagon Style
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 94001282[1]
Added to NRHP November 04, 1994

Dryden District School No. 5, also known as Eight Square Schoolhouse, is a historic octagonal school building located in Dryden in Tompkins County, New York. It was built in 1827 and is a simple one-room, one-story, brick octagon style building constructed with a low pitch hipped roof banded by a plain narrow frieze. A circular brick chimney rises from the center of the standing seam metal roof. Also on the property are two free standing, wood frame, gable roofed outhouses. It was used as a school until 1941 and is now a facility of the Dewitt Historical Society.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[1]

Students and teachers in front of the octagonal Eight Square Schoolhouse in Dryden, New York, in 1890.

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