Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse

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Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse
Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse HABS Photo.jpg
Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse HABS Photo (undated)
Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse is located in Pennsylvania
Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse
Location 2091 Second Street Pike, Wrightstown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°15′17.44″N 75°0′22.94″W / 40.2548444°N 75.0063722°W / 40.2548444; -75.0063722Coordinates: 40°15′17.44″N 75°0′22.94″W / 40.2548444°N 75.0063722°W / 40.2548444; -75.0063722
Area less than one acre
Built 1802
Architectural style Early Republic
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 07000586[1]
Added to NRHP November 9, 2007

Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse, also known as Wrightstown Eight Square School and Penns Park Octagonal School, is a historic one-room school located at Wrightstown, Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1802, and is a one-story, one room, stone schoolhouse building. It has a wood shingled pyramidal roof and small terra cotta chimney. It operated as a subscription school from its construction until 1850. It was then used as a farm outbuilding, and in the 1980s as an artist's studio. It was restored in 1996.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Betty Davis (January 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-07. 

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