Wrightstown Eight Square School - 1802-1850 - Wrightstown, PA
This beautiful historic one-room school is located in Wrightstown, Bucks County, PA. It is also known as the Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse and Penns Park Octagonal School.
The school was built in 1802 after local residents decided to build a stone structure for classroom use. The eight sides stone structure allowed for light to enter the building at all times. A small stove in the center of the building provided heat in the winter.
The school operated until 1850. It was then used as a farm outbuilding, an artist’s studio and then finally restored in 1996 by the Washington Township Historical Commission.
In 2007 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Located at: Swamp Road and Second Street Pike (Rt. 232), Wrightstown, PA