Guy Park Avenue School

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Guy Park Avenue School
Guy Park Avenue School is located in New York
Guy Park Avenue School
Guy Park Avenue School is located in the US
Guy Park Avenue School
Location 300 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, New York
Coordinates 42°56′59″N 74°12′31″W / 42.94972°N 74.20861°W / 42.94972; -74.20861Coordinates: 42°56′59″N 74°12′31″W / 42.94972°N 74.20861°W / 42.94972; -74.20861
Area less than one acre
Built 1902
Architect Machold, Bernard
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 95000669[1]
Added to NRHP June 2, 1995

Guy Park Avenue School is a historic school building located at Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York. It was built in 1902 and is a two-story, square brick building on a raised stone foundation. It features a round arched entrance portal of cast stone and a triangular pediment highlighted by an oculus and wag ornamentation. It ceased use as a school in 1968.

From 1968 to 2001 it housed the Walter Elwood Museum, with exhibits about local history and culture.[2][3] The museum later moved to the nearby Guy Park mansion, also a historic site.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Raymond W. Smith (March 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Guy Park Avenue School". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-08-27.  See also: "Accompanying three photos". 
  3. ^ "About". Walter Elwood Museum. Retrieved 25 September 2014.