Woodville School (Wakefield, Massachusetts)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Woodville School
WakefieldMA WoodvilleSchool.jpg
Address
30 Farm Street
Wakefield, Massachusetts, Middlesex County 01880
United States
Information
Type Public
School district Wakefield School District
Principal Brian Middleton-Cox
Website
Woodville School
WakefieldMA OldWoodvilleSchool.jpg
c. 1985 photo
Woodville School (Wakefield, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Woodville School (Wakefield, Massachusetts)
Woodville School (Wakefield, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Woodville School (Wakefield, Massachusetts)
Coordinates 42°29′52″N 71°3′4″W / 42.49778°N 71.05111°W / 42.49778; -71.05111Coordinates: 42°29′52″N 71°3′4″W / 42.49778°N 71.05111°W / 42.49778; -71.05111
Built 1919
Architectural style Neo-Colonial;Dutch
MPS Wakefield MRA
NRHP Reference # 89000694[1]
Added to NRHP July 06, 1989

The Woodville School is a public elementary school at 30 Farm Road in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The present building was built in 2003, replacing an older building[2] that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

History[edit]

The Woodville School area was initially part of Wakefield's eastern district, and was served by a district school known as the Little World School. In 1857 the School Committee renamed that school the Woodville School. The area remained largely rural until the turn of the 20th century, when suburban development resulted in a significant increase in the student population. A large Dutch Colonial Revival brick building was built in 1919-20 to address this increased demand. It served as an elementary school until 1950, after which it was converted for use as a junior high school serving grades 7 and 8.[3] That school, listed on the National Register in 1989,[1] was torn down to make way for the present Woodville School building.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ http://wakefield.patch.com/listings/woodville-elementary-school
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Woodville School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-07-28.