Oldest Wooden School House

Local nameOldest Wooden School House
LocationSt. Augustine, United States

The Oldest Wooden School House is a wooden structure located at 14 St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida near the city gate. It is touted as being the oldest wooden school building in the United States. The exact date of construction is unknown, but it first appears on tax records in 1716. There are no extant wooden buildings in St. Augustine built prior to 1702 when the British burned the city. The oldest schoolhouse still standing in the United States is the Voorlezer's House built prior to 1696 and located in Historic Richmondtown in Staten Island, New York.The building is encircled by a large chain, placed there in 1937, to help anchor it to the ground in case of a hurricane. The walls are made of bald cypress and red cedar which are held together by wooden pins and iron spikes, however, recent maintenance has replaced the roofing, among other fixes.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldest_Wooden_Schoolhouse

Official website http://www.oldestwoodenschoolhouse.com/

Email oldestwoodenschoolhouse@yahoo.com

Phone +1 888 653 7245

Address 14 St George St, St Augustine, FL 32084, USA

Coordinates 29°53'50.439" N -81°18'48.804" E

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