Sweethome Schoolhouse

About the Sweet Home Schoolhouse

Year Built: ca. 1847
Sponsored By: Amherst Women’s Interclub Council

This one-room schoolhouse was originally located on Sweet Home Road near Tonawanda Creek Road. Built in 1847 for $125, this small structure served as a school for more than a century until 1948. The building retains many of its original elements, including an original sand table which was used to practice letters. The furnishings are all reproductions based on those that were in the schoolhouse originally. The original records of the planning, construction, furnishing and operation of the school are part of the BNHV archives.

Please consider donating to the Sweet Home Schoolhouse roof fund!

BNHV is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.


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Thank you to our Sweet Home Schoolhouse sponsor: Amherst Women’s Interclub Council