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Springfield in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Eureka Schoolhouse & Baltimore Covered Bridge

 
 
Eureka Schoolhouse & Baltimore Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 3, 2009
1. Eureka Schoolhouse & Baltimore Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Eureka Schoolhouse, constructed between 1785 and 1790, is Vermontís oldest one-room school and one of the few surviving 18th century public buildings in the state. It was originally located in the “Eureka Four Corners,” northeast of Springfield village, and was in continuous use until 1900. The schoolhouse was brought to this site and restored by a committee of Springfield citizens and the Vermont Board of Historic Sites in 1968. The pine board exterior, simulating stone block, was once painted golden yellow and the hipped roof was cobalt blue.

The 37 foot long Baltimore Covered Bridge, a “Town Lattice Truss” type ridge was built in 1870 by Granville Leland and Dennis Allen to cross the Great Brook in North Springfield. It was moved to this location in 1970.
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation – 2001
 
Erected 2001 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 16.163′ N, 72° 26.808′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is on Vermont Route 11 just east of Perley Gordon Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield VT 05156, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Eureka Schoolhouse, Baltimore Covered Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 3, 2009
2. Eureka Schoolhouse, Baltimore Covered Bridge and Marker
within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charlestown War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away in New Hampshire); Charlestown World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away in New Hampshire); Charlestown Civil War and World War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away in New Hampshire); Helen Hartness Flanders (approx. 2.7 miles away); James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors (approx. 2.7 miles away); General John Stark's Expedition to Bennington (approx. 2.7 miles away in New Hampshire); This Boulder from the Hill-Side (approx. 2.7 miles away in New Hampshire); Captain Phineas Stevens (approx. 2.8 miles away in New Hampshire). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding Eureka Schoolhouse & Baltimore Covered Bridge. The schoolhouse is now a tourist information center.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraEducation
 
Eureka Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 3, 2009
3. Eureka Schoolhouse
Baltimore Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 3, 2009
4. Baltimore Covered Bridge
Baltimore Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 3, 2009
5. Baltimore Covered Bridge
Small Plaque in Front of the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 3, 2009
6. Small Plaque in Front of the Bridge
In Memory of
Senator Ralph E. Flanders
1880 – 1970
This last covered bridge in Springfield, Vermont “The Baltimore Bridge”
completed in 1870, was one of two built across Great Brook by Granville Leland and Dennis Allen.
It was moved from its original location on Baltimore Road, North Springfield and restored
On this site by
Milton S. Graton
Covered Bridge Builder
Ashland, New Hampshire
1969 – 1970
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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