List of Octagonal Buildings and Structures in the U.S.A.
Schools You Can Visit (within appox. 1-hour drive from Paoli)
Concord School - Germantown, PA - A perfect example of a circa 1775 one-room schoolhouse.
Freyberger School - Kutztown, PA - An authentically-restored
circa 1870 one room school which was moved to the The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University in Berks County for educational purposes.
Hood Ocatagonal Schoolhouse, Newtown Square, PA - Learn about another 19th century octagonal schoolhouse in Delaware County.
Locust Grove Schoolhouse - Pocopson, PA - Currently being restored, this schoolhouse
is a circa 1865 Chester County school in Pocopson Township which is south of West Chester and north of Kennett Square.
Old Eagle School - Strafford, PA - Another local one-room Chester County schoolhouse.
School - Gilbertsville, PA - Built in 1853, the Swamp Creek School on Reifsnyder Road has been carefully restored by
volunteers of the New Hanover Township Historical Society. Today serves as the Society's home and meeting place. Housed there
is a collection of New Hanover Township school memorabilia and an extensive school book collection. Additionally, the school
serves as a field trip destination for school groups where Nineteenth Century school life can be experienced.
Chester County Historical Society - West Chester, PA - At their website and at their History Center in West Chester one can discover the intrigue of America's
past through the unique lens of local history.
Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area - Phoenixville, PA - The mission of the
Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area is to identify, collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate materials and information
pertaining to Phoenixville area history in order to assist and educate the public in understanding and appreciating their
Phoenixville area heritage and how it relates to their lives.
Museum of the American Revolution - Philadelphia, PA - The American Revolution Center (ARC) will establish
the first national museum to commemorate the entire story of the American Revolution. The Museum will display its distinguished
collection of objects, artifacts and manuscripts from the American Revolution era and will offer educational programming,
lectures, symposia, and interactive learning for teachers, students, and the general public.
Tredyffrin Township - Our township's website
Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society - Founded in 1936, the Society is the oldest community organization
on the Upper Main Line conducting local historical research, and collecting local resources and photographs, pertaining to
the townships of Tredyffrin and Easttown in eastern Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust -
The Trust is a nonprofit organization established in 2002 in response to the threat to demolish
the historic eighteenth century Jones Log Barn. The Trust's mission is to preserve and protect historic and cultural resources
in Tredyffrin Township for the benefit of present and future generations and to educate the public about the preservation
and protection of historic and cultural settings.
Valley Forge National Historic Park - Valley Forge, PA - Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site where the Continental Army spent the winter of 1777–1778
during the American Revolutionary War. The National Historical Park preserves the site and interprets the history of the Valley
Forge encampment. Originally Valley Forge State Park, it became a national park in 1976. The Park contains historical buildings,
recreated encampment structures, memorials, museums, and recreation facilities.
Wharton Esherick Studio - Paoli, PA - The Wharton Esherick Studio interprets the life and works of Wharton Esherick (1887-1970), a Chester County artist, craftsman, and sculptor who worked primarily in wood. Known as the Dean of American
Craftsmen, Wharton lived and worked during his lifetime just up the hill from Diamond Rock Schoolhouse, which he used as his
studio for a period of time.
Andy Dinniman - Our local State Senator representing the 19th District.
Warren Kampf - Serving both Chester and Montgomery Counties, Paul is the
State Representative of the 157th Legistlative District.
One-Room School-Related Organizations