ONE-ROOM SCHOOL

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Education
Location
40 Sacks Rd, Harris, NY 12742, USA
Lat/Long
41.715508, -74.726891
Grant Recipient
Town of Thompson
Historic Marker

ONE-ROOM SCHOOL

Inscription

ONE-ROOM SCHOOL
SITE OF HARRIS DISTRICT #8
SCHOOL AS EARLY AS 1875.
LATER EXPANDED BEFORE
BEING SOLD TO ITALIAN
AMERICAN CLUB IN 1961.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2019

Education is an integral part of society, however historically, education has come a long way.  Before the creation of large centralized schools, one room school houses served rural communities and played an important role in the education of local children. The former District No. 8 School of Harris, NY is located at this site. The school was established as early as 1875 and served as the center of education for the community for several decades. As roads and modes of transportation improved, schools consolidated, resulting in the closure of many one room schoolhouses. District No. 8 School was expanded but eventually closed and later sold to the Italian American Club in 1961.