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Near Wilson Mill in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Prospect School

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, February 15, 2012
1. Prospect School Marker
Inscription.  A hexagonal fieldstone structure built ca. 1850 by local stone mason Joshua W. Stevens, the Prospect School served grades one through eight until 1930. Polygonal buildings - more typically octagons - were promoted in the mid 19th century for their economical construction, thermal efficiency, and natural light. The Prospect School is a rare example of the polygonal style adapted to school use in Maryland.
 
Erected 2012 by Maryland Historical Trust and Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 39° 35.849′ N, 76° 11.488′ W. Marker is near Wilson Mill, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Darlington Road (Maryland Route 161) just north of Greenspring Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3736 Green Spring Rd, Havre de Grace MD 21078, 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. Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Keziah's Diary
Prospect School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, February 15, 2012
2. Prospect School Marker
There is no parking area and marker is near the crest of a hill making it difficult to stop to read the text.
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(approx. 2˝ miles away); Alfred B. Hilton (approx. 2.6 miles away); Alfred B. Hilton Memorial Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rock Run (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rock Run Landing (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rock Run Mill (approx. 2.7 miles away); River Crossing (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Prospect School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, February 15, 2012
3. Prospect School
Prospect School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, February 15, 2012
4. Prospect School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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