Bald Hill Schoolhouse

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Bald Hill Schoolhouse
Bald Hill Schoolhouse.JPG
The historic Bald Hill Schoolhouse from across Horse Block Road.
Bald Hill Schoolhouse is located in New York
Bald Hill Schoolhouse
Bald Hill Schoolhouse is located in the US
Bald Hill Schoolhouse
Location Horse Block Road,
Farmingville, New York
Coordinates 40°50′6″N 73°2′34″W / 40.83500°N 73.04278°W / 40.83500; -73.04278Coordinates: 40°50′6″N 73°2′34″W / 40.83500°N 73.04278°W / 40.83500; -73.04278
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1850
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 88001018[1]
Added to NRHP July 21, 1988

Bald Hill Schoolhouse is a historic one-room school building located at Farmingville in Suffolk County, New York. It was built in 1850 and is a small, one story, vernacular rural schoolhouse with Greek Revival style detailing. It measures approximately 18 feet by 28 feet. It closed for classroom instruction in 1929. Also on the property are boy's and girl's privys, a small woodshed,[2] and a house formerly owned by a member of the Terry family.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

The school is located in Farmingville Hills Park and is owned by the Farmingville Hills Historical Society, which plans to operate the schoolhouse as a museum.[4]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Robert D. Kuhn (March 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Bald Hill Schoolhouse". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20.  See also: "Accompanying eight photos". 
  3. ^ [Brookhaven Voices: 1655-2005; 350th Anniversary Committee of Brookhaven Town," Page 82.]
  4. ^ Farmingville Rocks

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