ROE COBBLESTONE SCHOOL
ROUTE 89

TOWN of BUTLER
WAYNE COUNTY, NY

Roe Schoolhouse

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Daniel, Nabby Tucker Roe, and their 11 children came to the present Town of Butler in 1813 from Litchfield, CT. On their property, the Roe Cobblestone School was built by 1824, and perhaps earlier. It is one of the earliest cobblestone buildings in North America. Fieldstones were used for the construction. They are larger and rougher than the smaller, smooth, lake stones used in later cobblestones. The school was used for early Methodist church services, as well as a school, until centralization took place circa 1935. At least 90% of the cobblestone buildings in North America were built within a 75 mile radius of Rochester, NY.

Butler Historical Preservation Society is collecting information on the ROE family and the school house.

This is just one of the over 100 photos of Town of Butler historic buildings and families that are available on a CD from Butler Historical Preservation Society.




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