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The Beach School was built in 1892 and closed in 1947. Class was held in the upstairs room, heated by a woodstove, no running water or electricity and with outhouses. Experienced teachers were difficult to find.
The main reason for having a school in every rural neighborhood was so children could walk to school, due to large drifts of snow in the winter and mud in the spring that could render roads impassable for days.
Currently, the school serves as the Schoolhouse Museum and home to the Lincolnville Historical Society.
About This Item
- Title: Beach School, Lincolnville, ca. 1892
- Creator: Lincolnville Historical Society
- Creation Date: circa 1892
- Subject Date: circa 1892
- Town: Lincolnville
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- School children--Maine--Lincolnville
- Beach School (Lincolnville, Me.)
- Rural schools--Maine--Lincolnville
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