Seeking a home for Newark schools' history

Newark’s public school history needs a permanent home, one with stature reflective of its fascinating story.

State Street School – the oldest standing school in the city– appeared to be such a place.

The two-story building is already part of a historical corridor, where State and Broad streets intersect near Route 280. It’s next door to the House of Prayer, a charming 1844 Episcopal church located behind the Plume House, Newark’s second oldest building, constructed in the 18th century.

Marion Bolden, the district’s guardian of school history, saw no other spot than State Street School as a museum for future generations to gaze at …read more

Source: Essex

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