Schoolhouse Road, the two old school houses

Schoolhouse #2, c. 1939

Schoolhouse #2, c. 1939

The 1st School House, c. 1820

Originally located near intersection of Schoolhouse Rd. & Mead St., across from the Homestead (the building is no longer there).

A little frame schoolhouse on Enoch’s property, David Irving Mead, a grandson of Enoch Mead, commented that all his aunts, uncles and cousins received a very good education there – they were all well informed and their letters were well written, with their ideas clearly expressed.  This was the only education that that generation received, at the ‘little school on the cross road.’

 

Schoolhouse #2, c. 1937

Schoolhouse #2, c. 1937

The 2nd School House, c.1894
built by Robert Hoe III

As noted above, the original schoolhouse was on Mead Street. This displeased Robert Hoe, who lived further north on Mead, where the Waccabuc Country Club is now located.  He preferred that it be relocated on the side road off Mead Street (Schoolhouse Road).  Spirited arguments surfaced between Hoe and George W. Mead.  The matter was peacefully resolved when Hoe offered to build a new and better school on the side street which was subsequently named Schoolhouse Road.  The Mead Street school was demolished and a fine new school was then built on the new site.  It was dedicated in 1894.  Years later, Miss Constance Hunt recalls hearing people describe the dedication as a gala affair supported by “extensive” refreshments.

After the consolidation of Lewisboro schools in 1939, Livingstone Elder remodeled the school, made additions and converted it to a residence in the early 1940s.

The bell tower still stands as part of the home at 11 Schoolhouse Road.

Schoolhouse #2, date unknown

Schoolhouse #2, date unknown

2011

2011