Center School (Burlington, Massachusetts)

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Center School
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Center School
Center School (Burlington, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Center School (Burlington, Massachusetts)
Center School (Burlington, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Center School (Burlington, Massachusetts)
Location Burlington, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°30′17″N 71°11′46″W / 42.50472°N 71.19611°W / 42.50472; -71.19611Coordinates: 42°30′17″N 71°11′46″W / 42.50472°N 71.19611°W / 42.50472; -71.19611
Built 1855
Architect Clark, David
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP June 21, 2006

The Center School is a historic school building at 13 Bedford Street in Burlington, Massachusetts. The one-room wood frame schoolhouse was built in 1855, and occupies a prominent place in the center of Burlington. The building is basically Greek Revival in style, with some Italianate features. It modified in 1898 when it was adapted for use as a library. At that time, the typical paired entrances were replaced by a single entrance with a Colonial Revival treatment. The building served as a library until 1968, and was pressed into service in 1970 to temporarily house the police department. Its tenancy was short-lived, with the premises abandoned after the building was damaged by a Molotov cocktail. The building has since then served as the town's history museum.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Center School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-30.