Old Albany Schoolhouse

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Old Albany Schoolhouse
Old Albany Schoolhouse.jpg
Old Albany Schoolhouse is located in Kansas
Old Albany Schoolhouse
Old Albany Schoolhouse is located in the US
Old Albany Schoolhouse
Nearest city Sabetha, Kansas
Coordinates 39°56′32″N 95°48′16″W / 39.94222°N 95.80444°W / 39.94222; -95.80444Coordinates: 39°56′32″N 95°48′16″W / 39.94222°N 95.80444°W / 39.94222; -95.80444
Area 1.9 acres (0.77 ha)
Built 1866 (1866)
Architectural style Plains Vernacular
NRHP Reference # 72000518[1]
Added to NRHP April 13, 1972

The Old Albany Schoolhouse is a structure in Nemaha County, Kansas that was used as a school from the time of its construction circa 1866-67 to 1963. The school is one of the last remnants of the town of Albany, which declined after a railroad was built closer to the neighboring town of Sabetha. The school is a two story rough limestone structure in the Plains Vernacular style. The corners are marked with quoins, and the school is covered by a hipped roof. After brief service as a church the school became the a museum in 1965, and now serves as the centerpiece of the Albany Museum complex.[2] Other buildings include a railroad museum, windmill, caboose, antique automobiles, tractors and a 1950s period farmhouse.[3] s[4]

The school was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Hall, Charles (April 28, 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Old Albany Schoolhouse" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Facebook site". Albany Museum. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Albany Historical Museum". Kansas Travel. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 

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