This handsome blue building with the bright white door is the Blue School in Landaff, New Hampshire. It covers K-3 and is one of the two remaining one-room school houses in our state.
It has been on this land, bordered by a brook and the intersection of two county roads, since 1858 when James Buchanan was President.
The original curriculum included grammar, penmanship, history, and arithmetic while today they also enjoy physical education, French, and computer science.
A modern building was added a few years ago because of increased enrollment. There is a breezeway between the two building to provide a transition from historical to modern construction. The increase did not hold true so the new addition now houses the school’s library and lunch room. All academic instruction for the approximate 18 students is still done in the original building to retain its historic status.
Landaff was founded in 1774 and has a population of a little over 400 people. My grandparents’ farm was less than 1/2 mile from the Blue School.
To this day, I am always amazed when we visit the area and see that it is still a vibrant part of the community. They really don’t build them like that any more. 🙂
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, December 3, 2015.