— The Museum in the Streets —In the 1850s, with no public transportation, children had to walk to school or ride in a wagon. If Searsport families wanted to educate their children, facilities had to be provided within walking distance of their homes. There were 14 school houses or rooms in other buildings for the relatively few children in the widespread rural area. Build in the 1850s, the Union School still stands. One of the larger of the schools in the village, it was built by "Tarpaulin Muster" or, in landlubber terms, by private subscription rather than by town appropriation. The building was used as an elementary and high school until crowded conditions in the 1920s necessitated classes to be held upstairs in the firehouse, as well as on the first floor of Union Hall, until an elementary school could be built.
|Placed By||Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 7:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 505726 N 4923000|
|Decimal Degrees||44.46028333, -68.92801667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 27.617', W 68° 55.681'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 27' 37.02" N, 68° 55' 40.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 98 Mt Ephraim Rd, Searsport ME 04974, US|
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