Pullen Corner School

Also known as: "Hot Potato School"
667 Great Road, Lincoln, Rhode Island

Photos 

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in July 2021

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Description 

"Pullen Corner School became commonly known as the 'Hot Potato School' because the superintendent was amused by the fact that the teacher, Estelle Collier, would cook potatoes donated from a local farm so that the children could have hot lunches." (Informational sign)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 30, 1984
Reference number
84002039
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
School
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
ca. 1840
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2021: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • July 26, 2021: Updated by Chester Gehman: Schoolhouse has been relocated to Chase Farm Park on Great Road
  • December 20, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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