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Local schoolhouses added to Nat'l Register

Feb 27, 2012 12:03 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="609" caption="Schoolhouse No. 5 in Delaware County. Photo from NRHP."][/caption]The Potter Hollow School House on County Route 354 in the Town of Rensselaerville, in Albany County, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Jan. 4, according to an article in The Greenville Mountain View Pioneer. The one-room schoolhouse was built in 1853, according to the article, "in response to the educational reform movements of the mid-nineteenth century." The school, also known as Potter Hollow District #19, closed in 1954. It is owned by the Greenville School District and the Greenville Educational Foundation is restoring the building. Schoolhouse No. 5, a one-room facility in Hamden in Delaware County also known as Upper Dunk Hill School, open from 1858 to 1954, also got the National Register distinction June 10, 2011.