Historic Pelham

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Two Views of the Pelhamville School House Built in the 1850s

There are at least two artistic renderings of the Pelhamville School House built in the 1850s on the site of today's Hutchinson School. One is the painting by famed Pelham illustrator Edward Penfield, an image of which appears on the home page of the HistoricPelham.com Web site (and below).

There is, however, a second image drawn in 1913 by "Miss Beaudry" based upon a "Description" of the building provided by Isaac C. Hill. I have written before about I. C. Hill who served for many years as principal of the Hutchinson School in the Village of North Pelham. See:

Tuesday, September 27, 2005: I. C. Hill's Reminiscences of Early Public Schools in Pelham

Tuesday, March 28, 2006: More Reminiscences of Isaac C. Hill of Early Public Schools in Pelham

The drawing prepared by Miss Beaudry appears immediately below. Beneath that is an image of the painting by Edward Penfield showing the same school building.

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