Schools of the Past: Greene # 14 Upper Page Brook

Written in the past through the numerous churches and now school articles, if new information surfaced this writer would return to the previous article(s) written. Such is the case with the previous weeks article #13 - Harbor District. Sincere thank you is to be given to Mrs. Katha Root a resident of Harbor Road in Greene. She phoned the newspaper and she was contacted by me, Mrs. Root advised me that the Harbor District #13 schoolhouse is still standing, though it has been remodeled to a private dwelling and is hardly recognized as a former schoolhouse. She believes only one wall of the original building was used in the remodeling process. If one takes a ride in that vicinity, it is best to know exactly where this school now dwelling is located.

However is it now timely to move to the above district for yet another chapter of Greene school history! This district school would serve the many residents children of this area from 1830 until 1931 when the centralization battle began and as has been written before, Greene was one of the last districts in Chenango County to accept centralization. The location of this building which has been converted to a private dwelling is located approximately as the intersection of County Road #9 and the Palimter Road. If this writer’s calculations are incorrect and was determined from that area from the 1875 Atlas Map comparing it to the latest Chenango County map. What is not known is who erected the building, how much did it cost, where did the lumber come from? All these are yet another example of “mysteries of history.”

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