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Revisit Number 9 School House

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82 Old Derry 1921 SS

Number 9 School C 1921

 

Of the ten district schools number 9 is the only house remaining. Each of the others have been demolished and replaced with a dwelling or converted into a dwelling. Number 9 is privately owned by the Jasper Family and was restored by Shawn Jasper in the late 1970’s.

Before 1886 the No 9 house (Kidder District) house was located on what is now Robinson Road. The approximate location was on the left side of Robinson (as you turn up the hill from Old Derry Road) towards the top of the hill. The No 10 house (Hills Row District) was located on what is now Old Derry Road (earlier Derry Road) just north of the intersection with Greeley Street. These two districts were merged into a single district and this No 9 School House was built by the town of Hudson in 1886. It operated as a one-room school house until 1932. In the mid-1930’s Grant Jasper purchased the property from the town. The No 9 Schoolhouse is the only one which survives intact as a school house. In the late 1970’s it was renovated by Mr. Jasper’s grandson, Shawn. The school house is owned by Jasper Corporation.


3 Comments

  1. Debra Cocozziello says:

    Hi, I go by the schoolhouse all the time and was just wondering if people are allowed to stop and look at it. I don’t want to if it’s not allowed.

    Thank you
    Deb Cocozziello

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    • Ruth M Parker says:

      Debra, The schoolhouse is privately owned by The Jasper Family, Shawn and Laurie. You can call them at 603-595-9621 and ask about a private tour. If no answer, leave a message.

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    • eve6grl02 says:

      They just had an open house last weekend! They are very nice, I’m sure they’d let you check it out.

      Yes, there was an open house Saturday of Old Home Days. Please see earlier reply about contacting the owners for a private tour.

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