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McAnlis School - New Beaver Boro, PA


The one-room McAnlis School was built in the mid-1880’s on the McAnlis farm west of Wampum. It stood on a knoll at the southwest corner of the intersection of Route 168 and the Wampum-Mt. Air Road. This 1896 photo is identified as the “old McAnlis School,” which was built sometime in the mid-1800’s and replaced in 1915. The teacher, on right with black hat, is identified as Emma Kennedy. (1896)


The original building was replaced with a newer one-room schoolhouse (shown above), which stood closer to the road, in 1915. The school, which never had electricity, was heated by a coal furnace and had two outhouses in the rear. It was closed down in about 1945 and sold to back to the McAnlis family. (c1930)



This 1896 photo is identified as the ‘old McAnlis School,’ which was built sometime in the mid-1800’s and replaced in 1915. The teacher, on right with black hat, is identified as Emma Kennedy. (1896)


A photo of the newer McAnlis School in the wintertime. The school was sold in c1945 and subsequently utilized as a storage facility (mainly hay) for a local farm. The building was destroyed by a fire on the morning of Tuesday, April 6, 1965. (c1930)

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  1. My dad and his siblings started at Oread and then transferred to McAnlis when Glenkirk consolidated some of the one room schools.My dad had climbed up into the belfry to retrieve a ball. Just as he bent down to pickup the ball the teacher rang the bell which caught Dad’s head between the bell and the railing and gave him a knot on both sides of his head. His younger sister and two brothers rode a horse most of the way to school and then turned the horse loose to wander back home on her own. They referred to her as the one horsepower schoolbus.

    Bill McChesney · 04/27/2013 08:11 AM · #