Property Overview Inventory List District Map

Quasset School

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Year of Establishment:
Property Authority:
Historic Properties Commission
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Architectural Style:
Vernacular Greek Revival
19th Century

Town records indicate that this structure was built c. 1858 on Quasset Road to replace a 1748 building, 16 feet square. The present building moved to this site in 1954 is 24 X 30 feet, constructed of brick laid with every seventh course all headers, with stone lintels over the door and window openings. The facade has two windows either side of a central door, the sides each have three windows, and the end has two windows. The present chimney is offset to the left of the roof ridge (the original was centered).

This is one of several surviving 19th century schoolhouses in Woodstock. Its significance lies in its preservation, its condition, its present use as a museum under the stewardship of the Woodstock Historical Society, and in its symbolic importance as a duct of an early, Town-wide preservation effort in the early 1950's by the Citizens of Woodstock. The removal and reconstruction of the schoolhouse was occasioned by the threat of demolition of this building which had continued to serve the town as a schoolhouse until the 1940's. As a monument to publicly-supported education in the town of Woodstock, the schoolhouse was saved through a popular citizens effort spearheaded by Mr. Albert Williams and re-erected to serve as a museum of education in Woodstock. It continues to function in that capacity to this day, serving the students of Woodstock through special programs. The significance of the site and the town's attachment to the project are further illustrated by the number of memorial plantings made over the years around the schoolhouse by various individuals in the Town of Woodstock. [2]

[1] District information retrieved from the town website
[2] Quasset School, Frog Pond Road, Woodstock, Historic Resources Inventory, McClellean Jean, 1991, SHPO Library, Hartford.
Assessors information retrieved from the website

Date of Compilation:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation