Litchfield County History, the Brick School House, Warren CT

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Litchfield County History, the Brick School House in Warren, CT has the distinct honor of being the longest continual operating one room school house in Connecticut history!

Warren CT Brick School House

Built in 1784, the little red Brick School House, located on what is now Brick School Rd in Warren Connecticut was called North West School. At the time it was built there were 7 school districts in Warren. The last class to graduate from North West School was in 1924.

Warren CT Brick School House

The building fell into disrepair over the years. In 1963 a Mr. Frank Reinhold purchased the school and donated it to the Warren Historical Society 5 years later, when it was lovingly restored.

Warren CT Brick School House

I was in Warren yesterday looking at homes when I passed by the Brick School House. I couldn't help but stop and take a few photos, it really is a wonderful old building. I only wish I could have gotten inside, I could see a few desks in there, but couldn't get a photo through the glass. That will be photos for another day.

The countryside in Warren is so beautiful, so peaceful. The town of Warren is 27.6 square miles and has a population of 1,385 people. Nestled between Kent, Washington, Litchfield and Cornwall, CT, the rolling hillsides are a site to behold. There are wonderful estates, properties on Lake Waramaug, farms, homes of all sizes and prices.

Lake Waramaug

If you are taking a drive through Litchfield County, make sure you take a drive through Warren, CT. If you have a day or two to spend, stay at the lovely Rooster Tail Inn, I understand it is fantastic! The rooms are wonderful, and the food is, as my friend says, worth the trip! A short trip down the road from the Rooster Tail Inn is Brick School Rd, you can certainly take a drive to see the Brick School House!

Rooster Tail Inn, Warren CT

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Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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Comments (18)

Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

Oh how I would love to put the top down on my convertible and take a drive through your neck of the woods!

Jul 09, 2010 01:36 PM
Rita Fong
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 - Marion, AR
Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale

Andrea, it is such a fairy tale look alike old building, just looks like those in a story book.  It is very cute!

Jul 09, 2010 02:18 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Andrea, school buildings have changed a lot from those days.  I wonder what the class size was in this building?

Jul 09, 2010 03:28 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Andrea, I love love love it. Since you have become a photographer, isn't it amazing how we will make sure to stop and capture things. Just imagine what we all missed before our focus was centered on sharing all the treasures we find to take photos of. Photography has really enhanced our lives so much and sharing the captures has truly become such a wonderful pleasure. 

Jul 09, 2010 03:45 PM
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Andrea ~ That is the coolest building - such an amazingly steep and narrow hipped roof - I love it.  My mother went to a one-room schoolhouse in Natick for grades one and two I think it was.  That amazes me - she's not that old.


Jul 09, 2010 04:30 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices


Wonderful Localism blog. your photos are so good, and the scenery is just fabulous. What started as a photo of a cute little school, terned into a wonderful blog about the area.


Jul 09, 2010 05:17 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

How neat!!! Great post on something going on local in your area...

Jul 09, 2010 10:05 PM
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Hi Andrea, that is a cool schoolhouse! Very unique.

Jul 09, 2010 11:49 PM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Great walk in history Andrea! What a cute little house. Can just imagine all the little kids sitting in a row.  Gee, no cheating or fooling around in class there, the teacher would spot you immediatley! Would have been neat to get inside. Come on super snooper, you can do it!  

Jul 10, 2010 01:09 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

It looks like there is a lot of rich history in Litchfield! As usual great job with the photography.

Jul 10, 2010 01:19 AM
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

That is just a fabulous story!  There aren't very many 1 room school homes anywhere anymore!  Thanks for sharing Andrea!!

Jul 10, 2010 01:33 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Great little bit of history and wonderful photos to illustrate your points Andrea. Well done my friend!

Jul 10, 2010 02:19 AM
Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

Please find me a home in Litchfiled County!  Beautiful.  And I love the story about the school house.

Jul 10, 2010 03:49 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Janna, that particular day I had the sun bonnet down and all the windows out of the jeep. Although my hair certainly looks a bit wind whipped, I so love it! A bit more manual that your car I bet... It is beautiful here!

Rita, thank you! It does have a very special look to it, doesn't it?

George, I can say the class sizes were... small. LOL. And with the population of Warren being so small and the fact they had 7 schools, well... small.

William, driving with me is an experience. I am like a bobble head, only from side to side!

Hi Liz, isn't it wonderful? Oh wow, that is very cool about your mom. I know a few people who went to a few of the one room school houses here. And all are very successful people, how about that?

Jon, thank you so much! I drove by and had to go back, it just hit me as a great photo op.

Michael, thank you! And every time I see that photo of yours I chuckle, I love Spock!

Jackie, thank you!

Hi Al & Peggy, well, here is the thing, there is a big padlock on the door, LOL. It was too dark inside to take photos through the window!

Bill, thank you so much!

Lee & Pamela, we have a few here, I am always excited when they open them up!

Craig, thank you so much! No photo's today as it is raining cats and dogs here, which we certainly needed.

Jul 10, 2010 03:50 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Andrea, that is cool!  I am glad that someone had the forsight to restore it rather than tear it down!

Jul 10, 2010 06:26 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Patsy, if you really want to live here I think I can find one for you! We need a good stager here. :D

Hi Tony, you are so right about that. We have quite a few of the old school houses left, one of them will be opening soon for tours and I will be there, camera in hand!

Jul 10, 2010 02:44 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Andrea and I love the red shutters, very beautiful!

VB ;-)

Jul 13, 2010 04:49 PM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Great photos Andrea!

They look like a beautiful painting hanging in the museum...

Jul 15, 2010 11:36 PM