Bradenton in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Bunker Hill School
This one-room schoolhouse was built in 1908 to serve the community of Bunker Hill, which is located in the northeast corner of Manatee County. The school was accepted by the Manatee Historical Commission to be moved to the Park as a memorial to Benjamin David (B.D.) Gullett by his daughter, Sallie Gullett Bradley. Mr. Gullett was a teacher and Supervisor of Education for a total thirty-seven years.
The school served the Bunker Hill area from 1908 until 1929. It was located beside the present-day Bunker Hill Baptist Church. There were from ten to twenty-five students attending during the school-year which ran from August through December in the early years and eventually was increased to seven and then nine months. Classes began at 8:00 A.M. and were dismissed at 4:30 P.M. Students were from six to twenty-one years of age and from the 1st through 8th grade. Teachers were changed quite often. Food was not provided by the school, but was brought each day by the students in a lunchpail and was usually staple food that was normally served on the family table.
The school was acquired by B.D. Gullett in 1929, dismantled and moved to his property near Duette. It served as a home for Mr. Gullett and later his
It was moved to the Manatee Village Historical Park in the fall of 1989 and restored as a one-room school by dedicated volunteer labor.
Location. 27° 29.656′ N, 82° 32.863′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Manatee Avenue East and 14th Street East. Click for map. This marker is located inside the Manatee Village Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton FL 34208, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florida's Earliest Courthouse Building (a few steps from this marker); The 1887 Church (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bassett Chapter (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stephens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Manatee Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fogarty Boat Works (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wiggins Store (about 400 feet away); The Florida Cracker Trail (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bradenton.
Also see . . . Manatee Village Historical Park. "Step back into time at the Manatee Village Historical Park. Visit this collection of restored buildings from Manatee County’s settlement history and experience life in Manatee County before the arrival of modern conveniences such as automobiles and electricity."
No Admission - Donations Appreciated. (Submitted on June 4, 2011, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
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