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The School That Launched a Village

The Museum in the Streets

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
1. The School That Launched a Village Marker
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The School That Launched a Village
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Thorne Memorial Building (also known as Millbrook Memorial School) was built in 1894 by the four surviving children of Jonathan and Lydia Thorne to honor their parents. In 1895, the Village of Millbrook incorporated to accept their gift of a fully endowed and completely furnished school. This state-of-the-art institution offered both academic and occupational courses. It also provided the community with "morally uplifting" lectures concerts, and recitals. The building featured an auditorium, ticket booth, and covered entranceway for carriages. To the rear, a small fieldstone structure housed a forge and shop that taught blacksmithing and carpentry to older boys. It remained the public school for grades 7-12 until 1962.

La Scuola Chester Creò il Villaggio
Elencato nel Registro Nazionale degli Edifici Storici, the Thorne Memorial Building (anche conosciuto come Millbrook Memorial School) fu costruito nel 1894 dai quattro figli sopravissuti di Jonathan e Lydia Thorne per onorare i loro genitori. Nel 1895 il villaggio di Millbrook
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By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
2. The School That Launched a Village Marker
accettò il loro dono di una scuola completamente arredata e dotata. Questa istituzione all'avanguardia offrì corsi accademici ed occupazionali. Organizzava eventi culturali, letture, concerti, e recite. L'edificio conteneva un auditorio, un botteghino per i biglietti, ed una entrata coperta per i calessi. Nel retro, una costruzione in pietra conteneva una fucina ed una bottega per insegnare ai ragazzi più grandi carpenteria e la cura dei cavalli. Rimase una scuola pubblica per classi 7-12 fino al 1962. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Location. 41° 47.141′ N, 73° 41.4′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Franklin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millbrook NY 12545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tents and Togas (within shouting distance of this marker); A Wing and a Prayer (within shouting distance of this marker); Community Band Shell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blown Away (about 300 feet away); A World of Information (about 600 feet away); Millbrook Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); To Honor All Those Who Served (about 600 feet away); Athletics and Community (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
3. The Thorne Memorial Building

1. Thorne Memorial Building. (Submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Village of Milbrook. (Submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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