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Ivoryton Town Park

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The Ivoryton Town Park is on property previously used by the town as site for its schools. The Ivoryton Grammar School was removed from the site c. 1950. Post cards show that it was a two-story, wood frame structure with a hipped roof and a projecting center bay built in the Colonial Revival style probably around the turn of the 19th century. An 1874 Beers map indicates that a school stood on the site prior to that. It is said to have been a one-room school that was purchased by F.B. Savage and moved from the site.

The second school house was built on the site of the first school house and additional adjacent property donated by Mrs. E.A. Northrup. The Comstock Cheney Company then donated $3,000 for its construction. When the school was removed c. 1950 the site was turned into the town park/green.

The Ivoryton Town Park was not integral to the development of the community, but the schools on the site prior to the development of the green were. Around them the village developed and as a result, the park is the focal point of the community and critical of its historic character.



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