Gainestown Schoolhouse

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Gainestown Schoolhouse
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Gainestown Schoolhouse is located in Alabama
Gainestown Schoolhouse
Gainestown Schoolhouse is located in the US
Gainestown Schoolhouse
Nearest city Gainestown, Alabama
Coordinates 31°27′10″N 87°41′33″W / 31.45278°N 87.69250°W / 31.45278; -87.69250Coordinates: 31°27′10″N 87°41′33″W / 31.45278°N 87.69250°W / 31.45278; -87.69250
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1919
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
NRHP Reference # 92000033[1]
Added to NRHP October 1, 1992

The Gainestown Schoolhouse is a historic school building on Clarke County Road 29 in Gainestown, Alabama. It was built in 1919 as a one-room schoolhouse and now serves as a guesthouse for the Wilson-Finlay House across the road. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1992, due to its architectural significance.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The form is like that of most late 19th century school buildings in Alabama, namely a one story frame, rectangular-shaped building with a front gabled roof. A single entrance is found on the gabled front and a row of windows on each side elevation.[2]

The building was expanded to two rooms in 1930, with the addition of a western side-wing. The large gabled wing turned the schoolhouse into a T-shaped building.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Clarke County MPS" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Historical Markers & Sites in Clarke County". Clarke County Historical Society. Retrieved February 21, 2011.