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School House …

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My mother’s step-cousin, Harold Rogers was born in this house in Indian Hill in 1911.  He lived in this house, built in 1752, until he died.  He was quite a guy.  He was a master at building things and he could fix absolutely anything.  Over the years he added on to the family homestead, and when there wasn’t anymore he could do there he turned his sights to —

— the one room school house up the road where he’d gone to school.  He purchased the school house and set about renovating it.  When his daughter got married she and her husband moved into it.  I had the pleasure of going there for dinner and I was in awe.  The original wooden floors had been beautifully restored, but more than that, you could see clearly the marks where the desks had once been. A couple of the desks had been salvaged and were part of the living room. The closet was, of course the former cloak room with, the original coat hooks. And  to top things off <grin> the school bell was once again working.  I hardly ever enjoyed being in a classroom quite as much as I did that night at dinner.

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Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

2 thoughts on “School House …

  1. Wonderful story, Joanie. I used to look at this little school house and think, “Why that one was even littler than the one I went to at Cuttyhunk.” I am so glad to know it got taken well care of. Those are Dixon Rogers people, aren’t they? (He was in my 1st grade at Tisbury School and he was a very nice boy.)

  2. What a nice story!

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