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Mt. Hygeia Schoolhouse

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c. 1840. 194 Hartford Pk. (near Mt. Hygeia Rd.)

The building type which seems to be most entwined with the churches of this rural town is the one-room schoolhouse of the simplest sort with paired doors flanking a centered window in its gabled entrance elevation. The Mt. Hygeia Shoolhouse continued in use until the completion of school consolidation in Foster in 1952. It was the last one-room schoolhouse to close in the town and, as this is written, the only one to have escaped renovation, although it is neglected.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Mt. Hygeia Schoolhouse", [Foster, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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