Union School

Union School (HMVEQ)

Location: Searsport, ME 04974 Waldo County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 27.617', W 68° 55.681'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

In the 1850s, with no public transportation, children had to walk to school or ride in a wagon. If Searsport families wanted to educate their children, facilities had to be provided within walking distance of their homes. There were 14 school houses or rooms in other buildings for the relatively few children in the widespread rural area. Build in the 1850s, the Union School still stands. One of the larger of the schools in the village, it was built by "Tarpaulin Muster" or, in landlubber terms, by private subscription rather than by town appropriation. The building was used as an elementary and high school until crowded conditions in the 1920s necessitated classes to be held upstairs in the firehouse, as well as on the first floor of Union Hall, until an elementary school could be built.
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Marker Number11
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 7:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 505726 N 4923000
Decimal Degrees44.46028333, -68.92801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.617', W 68° 55.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 37.02" N, 68° 55' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98 Mt Ephraim Rd, Searsport ME 04974, US
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