Hayt's Chapel and Schoolhouse

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Hayt's Chapel and Schoolhouse
Hayt's Chapel and Schoolhouse is located in New York
Hayt's Chapel and Schoolhouse
Hayt's Chapel and Schoolhouse is located in the US
Hayt's Chapel and Schoolhouse
Location 1296-1298 Trumansburg Rd., Ithaca, New York
Coordinates 42°28′8″N 76°32′43″W / 42.46889°N 76.54528°W / 42.46889; -76.54528Coordinates: 42°28′8″N 76°32′43″W / 42.46889°N 76.54528°W / 42.46889; -76.54528
Area 0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Architect Hayt, Charles
Architectural style Greek Revival, Gothic Revival
MPS Freedom Trail, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Central New York MPS
NRHP Reference # 05001453[1]
Added to NRHP December 22, 2005

Hayt's Chapel and Schoolhouse consists of a historic church and a historic school building located at Ithaca in Tompkins County, New York. The chapel is a small rectangular frame gable roofed structure constructed in 1847 and measuring approximately 20 feet by 40 feet. The structure features a number of Gothic Revival details. There is a small entrance vestibule added sometime in the 1930s or 1940s when the building was converted for school use. Hayt's Chapel was referred to as the "Abolition Church" and its sponsor, Charles Hayt, whose farm was adjacent to the chapel, was thought to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Hayt's Schoolhouse was built in the 1830s and is a one story frame "T" shaped building in the Greek Revival style. The one-room school remained in use until 1964 and has since been converted to an apartment.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-05-01.  Note: This includes Anthony Opalka (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Hayt's Corners Chapel and Schoolhouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01.  and Accompanying 12 photographs