Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Florida - St. Augustine, Oldest Shoolhouse in USA (Two Postcards)

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse in the United States, St. Augustine, Florida.  Constructed of cypress and red cedar, this building was put together with wooden pegs.  This ancient building also served as a dwelling for the schoolmaster and his family.

Photographed in Natural color by Gene Aiken.
- - -
The Oldest School House, St. George Street, St. Augustine, Florida

The Oldest City in the United States

The Oldest wooden School House, under three flags stands on quaint Old St. George Street just within the Old City Gates.  As evidence a Spanish map of 1788 shows this red cedar house "in fair condition". It has been used in recent exhibition as contrast to the most modern types of school architecture.

No comments:

Post a Comment