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
Location 3500 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Newtown Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°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
Area less than one acre
Built 1841
Architect Yarnall, Richard Ashbridge
Architectural style Octagon Mode
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 06000045[1]
Added to NRHP February 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]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  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.