Contributed by Guilford Historical Society
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In 1818 the first school building was erected at what is now Guilford Center. It served also as Town Hall and a Meeting House. It was built of logs and had an open fireplace. The children were accustomed to bring corn cakes and potatoes, which were placed in the ashes of the fireplace at ten o'clock to cook for lunch. The building was destroyed by fire in 1825. The photograph shown here was the school house built in 1895 in Guilford Center. It was later the home of Thornton and Marguerite Bennett, and is still a private residence today.
About This Item
- Title: Guilford Center Schoolhouse, ca. 1895
- Creation Date: circa 1895
- Subject Date: circa 1895
- Local Name: Guilford Center
- Town: Guilford
- County: Piscataquis
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: 1000-54
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Rural schools--Maine--Guilford
- School children--Maine--Guilford
- Group portraits
For more information about this item, contact:Guilford Historical Society
PO Box 893, Guilford, ME 04443
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