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Historic 1850s One Room Schoolhouse

Farmingville Historic Society

Aug 13, 2020

Farmingville, Long Island, New York

The 1850 Bald Hill One Room Schoolhouse, located on Horseblock Road in Farmingville, was the first one-room schoolhouse in Farmingville, Long Island, New York. It served the Farmingville and Holtsville communities. The one-room Greek Revival 1850 Schoolhouse served the community of Farmingville from 1850 to 1929. The Schoolhouse was heated by a pot-bellied stove that was fed with cordwood. Older boys were responsible to feed the stove during the day. Children brought their lunch in either a tin pail or a tin box, a cane basket box, or the lunch was simply wrapped in a cloth. Some students would bring soup for lunch and put it on the stove to keep warm. Baked potatoes were often heated on the stove to serve to warm cold hands as well as provide hot lunch on a cold day. READ MORE >>

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