One-room School House

Nova Scotia Schoolhouse, Watertown, Connecticut

Nova Scotia Schoolhouse, Watertown, Connecticut

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Mabel (Black) Gould in Watertown CT

My grandmother Mabel (Black) Gould (1893-1994) and her siblings attended the Nova Scotia School House in Watertown, CT.  It was a one-room schoolhouse. Mabel rode a horse to school, and remembered the few books kept on a high shelf that she loved to read. One day as she was about to leave for school, she noticed a hole in her black stocking. Her mother, Hattie Black, didn’t want to waste a good pair of stockings, so they filled the hole with ink.

The schoolhouse was originally at the corner of Fern Hill Road and Route 6. It closed in 1929 and was reassembled and moved to 22 DeForest Street behind the Watertown Historical Society. See this article.  We visited the schoolhouse last week.

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