Sylvania in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This school is a half-scale replica of the two story school that was built on this site in 1844. It was named "Stone Academy" because it was built out of local cut quarry stone. In 1869, a brick building replaced it called "Sylvania High School". Two wings and a playground running back to the railroad tracks were added in 1872. The building was used as a school until 1926 and it was abandoned in 1929 for the newly built Burnham High School.
The Historical Village duplicated Stone Academy using the building instructions from the 1844 school board minutes. The Sylvania Historical Village stands on the original site of this school.
The interior reflects the first school year of 1845 with reproduction candle sconces and whale oil lights. President James Polk is in office and the school books are McGuffey Readers and Blue Back Spellers. The desks are copies of the 1830-1850 Ohio common school desks which held two students.
Sign Sponsored By: Flower Hospital
Location. 41° 43.087′ N, 83° 42.259′ W. Marker is in Sylvania, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the Sylvania Historical Village (about 310 feet west of Main Street), which is about 340 feet north of Maplewood
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Log Home (a few steps from this marker); 1850 Barn (a few steps from this marker); Railroad Car Barn (a few steps from this marker); 1858 Railroad Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Sister City Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Sylvania Heritage Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toledo and Western Railway Company (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylvania.
Also see . . . 1844 Stone Academy. Information about the Stone Academy on Sylavania Historical Village's website. (Submitted on July 4, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 117 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.