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Old Hoopes School

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1873. Long Ln., off PA 522, Maitland, 5 miles north of Lewistown

Until the 1940s, rural Pennsylvanians were educated in one-room schoolhouses, but few are as well appointed or preserved as this school. The one-and-one-half-story gable-roofed brick building was constructed on a cobblestone foundation. The nine-over-nine windows have stone lintels and paneled shutters, while semicircular ventilation windows were built in the gables. The wide boxed cornice is supported by brackets and the paneled door is protected by a gable-roofed porch. The interior is paneled with wainscot and the original slate blackboards are preserved on the walls. Two frame outhouses are located behind the schoolhouse.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Old Hoopes School", [Lewistown, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 436-436.

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