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Closter in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Closter Public School

 
 
Closter Public School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
1. Closter Public School Marker
Inscription.
In 1899 the schoolhouse property was bought from the Bloomer family. The following year a two story, square plan, Renaissance Revival style building was completed with 3 classrooms and an assembly room for grades K-8. In 1907, 4 classrooms were added to the south side, and in 1912, 6 classrooms were added to the north side, expanding the school to K-12. In 1921 the south end was again enlarged, and from 1929 to 1955 it was solely the Closter Jr/Sr High School, 7-12. From 1955 to 1996 it was the Village School, grade’s 6-8.
Sponsored by: The alumni and friends of the School, 1999

 
Erected 1999 by Bergen County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 58.297′ N, 73° 57.773′ W. Marker is in Closter, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Durie Avenue and High Street, on the right when traveling south on Durie Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Closter NJ 07624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reformed Church of Closter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hilderbrant Naugle House
Marker on Durie Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
2. Marker on Durie Avenue
(approx. ¼ mile away); Walter Parcells Homestead (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Closter Horseman (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sautes Tave’s Begraven Ground (approx. 0.8 miles away); Douwe Talema (approx. 0.8 miles away); Demarest Railroad Station (approx. one mile away); Daniel De Clark House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Closter.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Closter Alumni and Friends of the Schools. (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by Robert R. Rothmann of Tenafly, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducation
 
Closter Public School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
3. Closter Public School
This structure is obviously no longer an active school building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,560 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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