history, or it's not alone, or I just happen to instantly fall in love with it. But other times I'm just, like, Yup. It's a schoolhouse.
I could say that this is the Wallop School, now a museum run by the Enfield Historical Society. I could write about how it was built in 1754, and how it burned down and was rebuilt in 1800 as the no-frills brick structure you see above, and how it was used as a school up until 1947.
I could also talk about where this schoolhouse is located, in the southern part of Enfield, past tobacco sheds and fields, in the middle of a tangle of short residential streets.
But it's still essentially a rectangle with windows on a traffic island in Enfield. Which seceded from Massachusetts in 1749. Now that's interesting.