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Near West Pawlet in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Braintree School

District No. 8

 

— 1852-1934 —

 
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By Steve Stoessel
1. Braintree School Marker
Inscription.  By the mid-1800s, Pawlet had 10 one-room schoolhouses. The Braintree School was built in 1852 replacing a prior wooden structure that had burned. It is located in a small settlement known as Braintree, which was named for New Braintree, Massachusetts, where its original settlers came from. The school served 8 grades for 87 years with 9 to 14 students each year.

This is a one-story, gable-front Federal Style school with double wythe "rose" brick walls laid in five course American Bond. There is a gable front woodshed and two bay outhouse in the rear of the property.

In 1930 Braintree received "improvements” funded by the town and state. This probably included the bank of four windows on the school's west side and the addition of the side door. The school retains the original wide board blackboards that we’re typical of early period schoolhouses. Heat was provided by an Ajax wood stove, which is still in the school today.

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, May 3, 2010.
 
Erected by Pawlett Historical Society.
 
Location.
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By Steve Stoessel, September 2, 2019
2. Braintree School Marker
43° 22.14′ N, 73° 14.096′ W. Marker is near West Pawlet, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is at the intersection of Vermont Route 153 and Warren Switch Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 153. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Pawlet VT 05775, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honor Roll (approx. 1.4 miles away); Erected 1789 (approx. 2.6 miles away in New York); Granville Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 2.9 miles away in New York); Friends Meeting House (approx. 3 miles away in New York); Bishops Corners (approx. 3.1 miles away in New York); Village of Granville (approx. 3.2 miles away in New York); Pawlet Town Hall (approx. 3.3 miles away); Pawlet Veterans Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
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Braintree School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
3. Braintree School Marker
Braintree School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
4. Braintree School Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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