The School That Launched a Village

The School That Launched a Village (HM2L8L)

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The School That Launched a Village
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Thorne Memorial Building (also known as Millbrook Memorial School) was built in 1894 by the four surviving children of Jonathan and Lydia Thorne to honor their parents. In 1895, the Village of Millbrook incorporated to accept their gift of a fully endowed and completely furnished school. This state-of-the-art institution offered both academic and occupational courses. It also provided the community with "morally uplifting" lectures concerts, and recitals. The building featured an auditorium, ticket booth, and covered entranceway for carriages. To the rear, a small fieldstone structure housed a forge and shop that taught blacksmithing and carpentry to older boys. It remained the public school for grades 7-12 until 1962.
La Scuola Chester Creò il Villaggio
Elencato nel Registro Nazionale degli Edifici Storici, the Thorne Memorial Building (anche conosciuto come Millbrook Memorial School) fu costruito nel 1894 dai quattro figli sopravissuti di Jonathan e Lydia Thorne per onorare i loro genitori. Nel 1895 il villaggio di Millbrook accettò il loro dono di una scuola completamente arredata e dotata. Questa istituzione all'avanguardia offrì corsi accademici ed occupazionali. Organizzava eventi culturali, letture, concerti, e



recite. L'edificio conteneva un auditorio, un botteghino per i biglietti, ed una entrata coperta per i calessi. Nel retro, una costruzione in pietra conteneva una fucina ed una bottega per insegnare ai ragazzi più grandi carpenteria e la cura dei cavalli. Rimase una scuola pubblica per classi 7-12 fino al 1962. (Marker Number 19.)
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Date Added Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 608855 N 4626810
Decimal Degrees41.78568333, -73.69000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 47.141', W 73° 41.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 47' 8.4599999999999" N, 73° 41' 24" W
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