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Sodom Schoolhouse

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c. 1812–1817. PA 45, 1.5 miles east of Montandon

This one-story schoolhouse in the former village of Sodom was named for tavern owner Lot Carsen, who donated funds for its construction. Begun in 1812, but slowed by the war, the school was completed in 1817. Built of limestone in the octagonal or “inkwell” design favored for schoolhouses in the first half of the nineteenth century, it remained in use until 1915. After falling into disrepair the building was restored by the WPA in 1935.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Sodom Schoolhouse", [Milton, 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, 401-401.

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