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Property Details - 8 Marjorie Circle

Address: 8 Marjorie Circle
Inventory Num: 348
Location: North side 0.1 Mi west of Route 85
Year Built: 1816
Style: Schoohouse
Current Use:
Original Use: Schoohouse
Local Historic Designation2006
The Gull School, which was also known as Gott School and was located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Grayville Road and Old Colchester Road. It served the southeast section of town. The current schoolhouse was built circa 1816 to replace the 1790 one destroyed by fire.
The school closed in 1935 and it was sold in 1945.
The building was moved in 1971 to the Green's property on Church Street near the intersection with Niles Road.
Mrs. Henrietta Green, a former teacher, refurnished the interior as it had been when she was teaching there. She maintained the school for 30 years and demonstrated its former use to many school classes. The Green Family deeded the schoolhouse to the Town, which moved it to Marjorie Circle near the 1856 Horton House and the Old Town Records building.
(Local Historic Designation Report )

"This little one-room school was purchased and moved onto [the Green's] property by Mrs. Green, who last taught in it in 1930-31. The Gull School is a charming restoration, having arched ceilings and small furnishings. One can almost feel yesterday's children in this nostalgic setting."
(from Hebron, Ct: Hebron Historical Society booklet prepared for America's Bicentennial)