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Salisbury in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Salisbury Academy

 
 
Salisbury Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
1. Salisbury Academy Marker
Inscription.
Salisbury Academy
In 1833 a committee of local citizens raised $1,250 to build this structure to house a new school. Tuition was $3 per eleven-week term for English studies and $4 for per term for Classics.
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 and continued to operate as such until 1929. The last teacher, Polly Miner, who taught first and second grades, later recalled:
"Les Hoysradt, Senior, was my janitor and took care of the stove
Placard on the Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
2. Placard on the Building
The
Salisbury Association
estab. 1902
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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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located on the Salisbury Academy building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Main Street, Salisbury CT 06068, United States of America.
 
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 distance of this marker); Salisbury Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central New England Railroad
Plaque on the Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
3. Plaque on the Building
Salisbury
Association
Founded 1902
(approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Robert Scoville, M.A. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Canaan (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
 
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Plaque on the Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
4. Plaque on the Building
Salisbury
Academy
Built in 1833
Plaque on the Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
5. Plaque on the Building
Connecticut
Circuit Court
Dedicated 1960
The Salisbury Academy image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
6. The Salisbury Academy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 28, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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