Friday, March 14, 2014

Old West School

I've hit a personal favorite thing trifecta: an old schoolhouse...with a cool door...which is turquoise. (Yes, that last link is a picture of a random door in Missouri I once took a picture of just because it was turquoise.)

And this schoolhouse is in West Hartford, one town over from where I live! I don't know how I didn't come across it earlier.

The Old West School (which sounds like a place where they teach you to swagger dramatically through swing-y saloon doors looking for horse thieves, doesn't it?) was built in 1878. It was "one of the first brick school houses as part of Henry Barnard's campaign for safer school buildings."

These days, it's one of several buildings used by the West Hartford Art League.

Henry Barnard, by the way, is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...