River Road School

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River Road School
RIVER ROAD SCHOOL, LYNDHURST, BERGEN COUNTY, NJ.jpg
River Road School
River Road School is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
River Road School
River Road School is located in New Jersey
River Road School
River Road School is located in the US
River Road School
Location 400 Riverside Avenue, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°48′53″N 74°8′2″W / 40.81472°N 74.13389°W / 40.81472; -74.13389Coordinates: 40°48′53″N 74°8′2″W / 40.81472°N 74.13389°W / 40.81472; -74.13389
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1893
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 77000844[1]
NJRHP # 553[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 11, 1977
Designated NJRHP December 13, 1976

The River Road School, is located in Lyndhurst, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. The schoolhouse was built in 1893 and is the home of the Lyndhurst Historical Society. The schoolhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 11, 1977.[3]

History[edit]

A piece of land was donated on January 9, 1804 by Jacob Van Winkle for the construction of a school. The first schoolhouse was erected that year at a cost of $162.20. The first schoolhouse was replaced in 1849 by a two-story frame building. This second schoolhouse was torn down in 1893 and replaced by the current building at a cost of $2,541.83. The cupola and bell from the second schoolhouse were salvaged and added to the current schoolhouse.[4]

Little Red Schoolhouse[edit]

The Lyndhurst Historical Society operates the building as the Little Red Schoolhouse, a museum of local history.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Bergen County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. July 7, 2009. p. 11. Retrieved October 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=6733 Accessed January 7, 2009.
  4. ^ Lyndhurst History Accessed May 11, 2010.

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