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Knox in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Knox School #5

 
 
Knox School #5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 28, 2012
1. Knox School #5 Marker
Inscription.
Knox School District #5 was
formed in 1822. This school
was built in 1898, restored
by Kiwanis, & placed on the
National Register in 2005.

 
Erected 2011 by Friends of Thacher Park.
 
Location. 42° 39.631′ N, 74° 2.687′ W. Marker is in Knox, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Ketcham Road (County Route 256), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The schoolhouse building is owned by the People of the State of New York, and located on the lands of Thompson's Lake State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Knox NY 12107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Ladder (approx. 1.5 miles away); Tory Cave 1777 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Thacher Point (approx. 1.5 miles away); Anti-Rent Riots (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Tory Cave (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Indian Ladder Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Frederick Crounse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Jacob Van Aernam (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Knox School #5. The simple 20 feet by 24 feet rectangular frame structure which sits on a dry-laid stone foundation was constructed circa 1898.
Knox School #5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 4, 2012
2. Knox School #5 Marker
The school building was purchased in 1940 by Richard B. Edwards and used briefly as a residence. After that is was used as a meeting place for the Helleberg Coon Club. In 1999 the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation purchased the property. Knox School #5 was restored by the Helderburg Kiwanis Club and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 19, 2005. Interpretive information and authentic furnishings transport visitors to the early 1900s, when the one-room schoolhouse was in use. The building is opened for special programs and pre-arranged group visits.
 
Also see . . .
1. Knox School #5 Restoration. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. America's One Room Schoolhouse Center. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Ketchum Schoolhouse Ketchum School house Knox District Schoolhouse Knox District School house Daniel A. Driscoll Daniel Driscoll Dan Driscoll One Room Schoolhouse One Room School house One-Room Schoolhouse Oneroom Schoolhouse
 
Categories. Education
 
Knox School #5 & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 28, 2012
3. Knox School #5 & Marker
Knox School #5 - South Side image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 28, 2012
4. Knox School #5 - South Side
Knox School #5 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 28, 2012
5. Knox School #5
A peak through the window into the restored classroom is a glance back in time to the early 1900s.
Knox School #5 - East-facing Facade and South Flank Elevation, December 2004 image. Click for full size.
New York State Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation, 2004
6. Knox School #5 - East-facing Facade and South Flank Elevation, December 2004
This photo from the National Register nomination forms shows the building prior to restoration by the Helderburg Kiwanis Club in 2005.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 29, 2016.
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