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Jamestown in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Here the First School House

 
 
First School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
1. First School House Marker
Inscription.
Here
The First
School House
the "Prendergast Academy"
was built in 1816.
Church services were
held here until
The First Church
was erected in 1829
on the same site by
"The First Congregational
Church and Society"
organized in 1816.
The church stood
until 1879.

 
Erected 1927 by Jamestown Centennial Commission, State of New York.
 
Location. 42° 5.873′ N, 79° 14.516′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and West 5th Street (New York State Route 394), on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is fixed to the building to the right of the front entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 413 North Main Street, Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tew Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Site of Jamestown Female Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); Keyes' Carpenter Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named "Keyes' Carpenter Shop"
First School House Marker on the Tew Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
2. First School House Marker on the Tew Mansion
Currently occupied by the United Way and two other entities. Marker is on the right corner column.
(about 300 feet away); Site of Gurney Ball Bearing Co. (about 500 feet away); First Furniture Factory (about 600 feet away); Stage Stop (about 600 feet away); Robert H. Jackson (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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