History

Did You Know That:

Springdale began as a one room school house in 1855.

In 1895 there was a girl’s entrance and a boy’s entrance.

A new school was built in 1904 (see below) and the original school was moved and became part of the second story of a house now standing on Weed Hill Avenue.

Children used to take the trolley up Hope Street to get to school.

In the 1800’s children used to play a game called “Kitty Over” at recess. One team would throw the ball over the building and if someone from the other side caught it before it bounced, he ran around and tried to tag someone to bring him back to his side. The game continued until no one was left on one side.

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