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Wilson in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First School House

 
 
First School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 13, 2013
1. First School House Marker
Inscription. First School House Built on This Site in 1820. Almira Welch, First Teacher.
 
Erected by Wilson Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 18.593′ N, 78° 49.563′ W. Marker is in Wilson, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Street (New York State Route 425) and Young Street, on the right when traveling north on Lake Street. Touch for map. Both markers for this site are just before the traffic light. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Lake Street, Wilson NY 14172, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lake Street and Young Street (here, next to this marker); Pettit Street and Chestnut Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilson Collegiate Institute 1845 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tabor Bridge (approx. mile away); Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson (approx. mile away); Corner of Pettit and Bay Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Park and Harbor Streets (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilson.
 
Regarding First School House. The log schoolhouse was the first in the present Village of Wilson.

Reference:
Corner view of Wilson House Restaurant and Inn, 1844, currently occupying this site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 29, 2013
2. Corner view of Wilson House Restaurant and Inn, 1844, currently occupying this site
Note repairs to this corner of the building; was struck by a truck many years ago. The foundation appears to be newer. The stone blocks for the corners (quoins), windows and watertable are cut limestone.
Croop, Donald W., Wilson Sketchbook, Wilson Historical Society, 1994
 
Also see . . .
1. Wilson Historical Society. (Submitted on November 29, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Cobblestone Society Museum. Information about cobblestone structures (Submitted on November 29, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. cobblestone
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Northbound View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 13, 2013
3. Northbound View
Wide Eastward View of Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 30, 2013
4. Wide Eastward View of Site
The First School House marker is immediately next to the tree on the right. The Lake Street and Young Street marker, covered with snow, is to the left of the post that holds the traffic light cable.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   4. submitted on November 30, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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