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High Point in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Little Red Schoolhouse

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2010
1. Little Red Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. The Little Red Schoolhouse was built 1930 adjacent to the Ray Street Elementary School (corner of Montlieu and N Hamilton Streets) to accommodate a growing student body. It was designed by local architect Louis Voorhees as a tribute to the old one-room schoolhouse. The building housed a classroom for first graders, with a restroom and a small “library” in the bay window area. Ray Street School was destroyed in a major fire in 1961. The “Little Red Schoolhouse” escaped damage. The building was used in a variety of ways and was High Point’s first historical museum from 1964 to 1969. In 1988 it was moved to its current location. It is owned by the city and operated by the High Point Museum. Future plans call for it to be open for special events.

If you are walking the Greenway and have a few extra minutes, come to the High Point Museum, located at 1859 E Lexington Avenue, one block west. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 – 4:30 and Sunday from 1 – 4:30. Three additional historic structures adjacent to the museum are open Saturday 10 – 4 and Sunday from 1 – 4. FREE admission.
 
Location. 35° 58.806′ N, 79° 59.403′ W. Marker is in High Point, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is
Little Red Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2010
2. Little Red Schoolhouse Marker
on E Lexington Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: High Point NC 27262, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Haley House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Haley House (about 500 feet away); The Blacksmith Shop (about 600 feet away); The Plank Road (about 600 feet away); The Hoggat House (about 600 feet away); Oldest Building in High Point (about 700 feet away); Oldest Colonial Trail (about 700 feet away); High Point University (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in High Point.
 
More about this marker. Several photos of the inside of the schoolhouse appear on the marker. One shows a young girl sitting at a desk and has a caption of “All the students wanted to have class in the ‘Little Red Schoolhouse.’ It could only accommodate one of the first grade classes.”
 
Categories. Education
 
Little Red Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2010
3. Little Red Schoolhouse Marker
Little Red Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2010
4. Little Red Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,030 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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