Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

These images were taken at the oldest wooden schoolhouse in Saint Augustine, Florida. The schoolhouse was built over 200 years ago while Florida was under the rule of Imperial Spain. It was constructed of red cedar and cypress and put together with wooden pegs and handmade nails.

The schoolmaster and his wife lived upstairs, above the small classroom. Their kitchen was separated from the main building, because of the threat of fire and to spare the house of any excess heat during the long summers. In the schoolhouse, related artifacts and copies of the books the pupils studied from are exhibited.

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