Hood Octagonal School

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Hood Octagonal School
Hood Octagonal School, October 2009
Hood Octagonal School is located in Pennsylvania
Hood Octagonal School
Hood Octagonal School is located in the US
Hood Octagonal School
Location3500 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Newtown Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°59′03″N 75°23′23″W / 39.98423°N 75.38968°W / 39.98423; -75.38968Coordinates: 39°59′03″N 75°23′23″W / 39.98423°N 75.38968°W / 39.98423; -75.38968
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectYarnall, Richard Ashbridge
Architectural styleOctagon Mode
NRHP reference #06000045[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 14, 2006

The Hood Octagonal School is a historic octagonal schoolhouse located in Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1841, and is a small, fieldstone, one-story, eight sided building with a wood shingled pyramidal roof. The school was abandoned about 1865, then restored in 1964.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1] The Newtown Square Historical Society says it was built by James Dunwoody, father of William Hood Dunwoody, to replace an earlier log school built by James' father.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "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 Jane E. Dorchester (August 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Hood Octagonal School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  3. ^ "Hood Octagonal Schoolhouse". Newtown Square Historical Society. Retrieved August 21, 2015.