Indian Stream Schoolhouse

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Indian Stream Schoolhouse
PittsburgNH IndianStreamSchoolhouse.jpg
Indian Stream Schoolhouse is located in New Hampshire
Indian Stream Schoolhouse
Indian Stream Schoolhouse is located in the US
Indian Stream Schoolhouse
LocationTabor Rd., Pittsburg, New Hampshire
Coordinates45°02′47″N 71°26′39″W / 45.04639°N 71.44417°W / 45.04639; -71.44417Coordinates: 45°02′47″N 71°26′39″W / 45.04639°N 71.44417°W / 45.04639; -71.44417
Built1897 (1897)
NRHP reference #11000730[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 11, 2011

The Indian Stream Schoolhouse is a historic school building on Tabor Road in Pittsburg, New Hampshire. Built in 1897, it is one of the town's few surviving 19th-century district schoolhouses. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1] It presently serves as a local history museum, open for tours by appointment.

Description and history[edit]

The Indian Stream Schoolhouse stands in southern Pittsburg, on the west side of Tabor Road, just west of its junction with United States Route 3, amid a small cluster of houses. The eponymous Indian Stream flows south toward the Connecticut River a short way to the east. The school is a 1-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof and clapboarded exterior. Its roof is topped by a small square open belfry. The main facade is symmetrical, with a center entrance flanked by sash windows with shallow corniced lintels. A pair of similar windows appear in the attic level. The building corners have pilaster-like raised corner boards, and there are decorative jigsawn brackets at the corners of the eaves.

The schoolhouse was built in 1897 and operated as a school until 1939. It was originally built and furnished for just a few hundred dollars, and was one of nine district schools in the town in 1900. After it closed, it stood vacant and fell into disrepair until the early 21st century. The schoolhouse was restored by a group of former students and other community members, and still includes many of the original furnishings.[2] Financial records from its early years still exist, such as documentation for $12 paid on June 30, 1908 for painting the schoolhouse.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New weekly announcements of National Register listings". National Park Service. October 21, 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Indian Stream Schoolhouse".