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

Plymouth Center School

 
 
Plymouth Center School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 16, 2015
1. Plymouth Center School Marker
Inscription.
Plymouth Center School
Plymouth Center School (right side of top photo) stood on this site from 1900 to 1952. It was built for $6,330, and did not include indoor plumbing. There was an outhouse with separate sections for the boys, girls, and teachers. It was located next to the big sycamore in front of the Rev. Andrew Storrs house.
The Town Report for 1901 stated, "The building has been a source of much satisfaction to the residents of this section". It had grades 1 through 8, with two grades per classroom.
At recess, children played marbles, hopscotch jump rope, dodgeball, and mumbleypeg, a game where jackknives would be flipped into the ground.
In winter, the Green was flooded by the Fire Department for iceskating at lunchtime.
School was not cancelled because of snow. Chains were put on the buses and they made their appointed rounds.
As was often the case back then, children were discouraged from writing left-handed. Discipline was strict. Former students felt they received a good education and look back fondly on their days at Plymouth Center School.
 
Location. 41° 40.365′ N, 73° 3.245′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street and Main Street
Plymouth Center School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 16, 2015
2. Plymouth Center School Marker
(U.S. 6), on the right when traveling south on Park Street. Touch for map. Located next to the Plymouth Green. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Park Street, Plymouth CT 06782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plymouth Burying Ground (here, next to this marker); First Congregational Church of Plymouth (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Of St. Peterís Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Plymouth Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Constitution Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plymouth (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fr. Michael J. McGivney (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomaston Veterans Monument (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Categories. Education
 
Plymouth Center School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 16, 2015
3. Plymouth Center School Marker
Behind the marker is the Plymouth Burying Ground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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