Built: c. 1850. Original Location: Marshallville, NJ (on the border between Cape May and Cumberland Counties).
Experience a day in the life of a 19th century student in this one-room schoolhouse! The school master or mistress will depict a typical child’s day at school in the 1800s.
This small, one-room schoolhouse was probably erected around 1850 and is typical of the schools built in the first half of the 19th century throughout America, having little architectural establishment and a simple floor plan. It originally served the children in Marshallville, a small town formed around a glass window factory that operated there from 1814 to the late 1800s. It’s gable-fronted form reflects the Greek Revival style, and restoration work on the structure was performed by a local carpenter who used 19th century tools and techniques.