Schoolhouses

Buildings used to house schools, usually of the elementary level, either devised or appropriated for this use. The term is generally applied to a-frame structures often with one interior space found in rural areas of the United States and Canada, but may be applied to any building type in the context of primary education.

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746
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Schoolhouse
schoolhouses American English
school houses
school-houses British English
school-house British English

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Buildings used to house schools, usually of the elementary level, either devised or appropriated for this use. The term is generally applied to a-frame structures often with one interior space found in rural areas of the United States and Canada, but may be applied to any building type in the context of primary education.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300266732. The J. Paul Getty Trust.