Federal School

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Federal School
Front of the Federal School, November 2009
Federal School is located in Pennsylvania
Federal School
Federal School is located in the US
Federal School
Location Haverford-Darby Rd., Haverford, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′48″N 75°19′32″W / 39.99665°N 75.32554°W / 39.99665; -75.32554Coordinates: 39°59′48″N 75°19′32″W / 39.99665°N 75.32554°W / 39.99665; -75.32554
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1797
NRHP reference # 71000704[1]
Added to NRHP November 5, 1971

The Federal School is a historic one-room schoolhouse located on Darby Road in Haverford, Pennsylvania near the Allgates Estate. It was established in 1797, and was called the Federal School because of the community's pride of being part of the Federal United States, but not much else is known about it until 1849, when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania purchased the building and officially renamed it the Haverford Seminary Number 1. It served as a public school from then until Horatio Gates Lloyd bought it in 1940. After his family moved out it served as a storage building.[2] The Historical Society of Haverford Township restored it in 1991. The Federal School now has 1849 school re-enactments for 4th Graders in the School District of Haverford Township.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks (February 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Federal School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-02. 

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