Salisbury in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
An announcement for the 1839-40 school year described the Salisbury Academy as follows:
"This Seminary is pleasantly situated in the Central Village of a town, rarely rivaled in the beauty and grandeur of its natural scenery, and so much retired from the noise and temptations of the great thoroughfares of business, as to recommend its location to parents who would guard the morality of their children from exposure. Accommodations for boarding may be had on reasonable terms, in respectable families. It is intended that the discipline shall be kind, yet strict and faithful, and that the instruction in both the English and Classical departments shall be accurate and thorough. The preceptor, residing near the Seminary, devotes himself to the instruction and oversight of the pupils, and aims to exercise a paternal care and watchfulness over them."
Subsequently, the Academy became a tax-supported public school
"Les Hoysradt, Senior, was my janitor and took care of the stove in the back of the room. It was cool, and at night he came to 'bank' it. He also brought us water from the 'kettle'. Unfortunately the bathroom was outside on the back. A child had to put on coat and boots in the winter."
After it ceased operating as a school, the building served as a meeting house and then as a courthouse. It has been restored by The Salisbury Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 41° 58.888′ N, 73° 25.361′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Academy Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Located on the Salisbury Academy building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Main Street, Salisbury CT 06068, 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. Salisbury (a few steps from this marker); The Old Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Nation's First Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Salisbury Veterans Monument (within shouting Salisbury Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central New England Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Robert Scoville, M.A. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Canaan (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 28, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.