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Allentown School
District #3
Lot #1, Patterson Tract - Town of Alma, Allegany County, NY

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It is said that the first school was taught from a Log Cabin;

This is the first framed schoolhouse in Allentown & used for classes until the 1883-4 larger school building was built...............Later it was sold to the Methodist Church and used by WCTU; They sold it to Mildred Craven to be used as "Millie's Diner" and last was used for antique storage.  It still stands in 2006.

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The large white building in the distance past the depot is the 1983-4 Allentown School used until about 1911-2 when a new brick structure was built.  The depot at the right was the Bradford Eldred and Cuba Railroad 1881-1893.

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In 1903/4 This brick structure became Allentown Union Free School.  The previously used wood frame structure was used for 8 or 10 years longer in conjunction with this school.   It was then dismantled and the lumber used for a barn on the Phillips Hill Road.

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In 1933/4 This western addition was made to the Brick School.  It provided gym, music, library, home economics and additional classroom space.

 

 

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