69 School St., Unity, Maine
Photo taken by Brian Bartlett in August 2016
+44.61239, -69.3376144°36'45" N, 69°20'15" W
The Village School is a one-story, three-room, eclectically-styled, schoolhouse located in the Waldo County town of Unity, Maine. The school was constructed in a central location in 1898 as smaller, dispersed, rural districts were being consolidated. The school remained the largest grade school in the town until 1953, when a new school was constructed to alleviate the overcrowded conditions plaguing the school. The Village School was placed in the National Register of Historic Places for its local educational significance, as Unity’s response to continuous changes in the State’s educational system. It represents an intermediary step between the often autonomous nineteenth century district system and the mid-twentieth century full consolidation of town and regional schools. It is also architecturally significant as an example of a three-room schoolhouse constructed following State of Maine Educational Department recommendations for school buildings.
- August 19, 2016: New photos from Brian Bartlett
- July 10, 2014: Added by Brian Bartlett