The Round Schoolhouse
Designed - 1821 - by Dr. John "Thunderbolt" Wilson.
Built in 1822 on this site deeded to the Town of Brookline by Peter Benson, for the sum of $5.00. Dr. Wilson, a former Scottish highwayman, taught the first term of 60 pupils who sat on benches.
The interior was completely renovated in 1910 and on March 5 1929 the building was turned over to the Town of Brookline for use as the town hall.
This building is thought to be the only round schoolhouse ever constructed in this country.
Location. 43° 1.281′ N, 72° 36.25′ W. Marker is in Brookline, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is on Grassy Brook Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The Round Schoolhouse is located across the street from the Municipal Offices of Brookline which are located at 734 Grassy Brook Road. Marker is in this post office area: Newfane VT 05345, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West River Railroad (approx. 3½ miles away); Newfane World War II Monument (approx. 3½ miles away); In Memory of Jonathan Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); Newfane Honor Roll (approx. 3.6 miles away); Newfane Civil War Monument
Also see . . . Recalling the Adventures of Captain Thunderbolt - Culturelocker. (Submitted on June 13, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Additional keywords. Brookline Historical Association;Michael Martin;Lightfoot
Categories. • Education • Man-Made Features • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on June 16, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.