“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Alexander in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Cobblestone School


Cobblestone School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick Weissend, circa May 2, 2007
1. Cobblestone School Marker
Alexander Classical School
Genesee Wyoming Seminary
Alexander Union School
Alexander High School

Built in 1837
by a group of public spirited citizens
used as a school until 1938

National Register of Historic Places 1973

Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 42° 54.12′ N, 78° 15.563′ W. Marker is in Alexander, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3350 Church Street, Alexander NY 14005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Emory Upton (approx. 4.6 miles away); West Middlebury Baptist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Bethany Town Hall / Bethany World War II Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Rolling Hills (approx. 6.6 miles away); Poor House (approx.
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6.6 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Site of U.S. CCC Camp #1285 (approx. 7.1 miles away).
Regarding Cobblestone School. Originally constructed in 1837 through the private funding by the Literary Society of the Alexandrian Library, this three story cobblestone structure served as a school for 101 years until 1938. Today the building houses the Alexander Town Hall and the town courts. It is now the only three story town hall building in the country.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick Weissend of Corfu, New Yok. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick Weissend of Corfu, New Yok. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 13, 2020