Swedish School House

Centennial Exhibition
Swedish School House

Item Info

Item No: c090240
Title: Swedish School House
Additional Title: Swedish School House
Series: Lithograph
Media Type: Lithographs
Notes: "Schwedisches Schulhaus, Ecole Suedoise."

Lithograph Caption:

This notable structure is situate east of Belmont Avenue and north of the west end of the Main Building. Sweden is represented upon the grounds by no other building than this, and nothing could be better designed to give an idea of the good sense and taste of the people of that country. The school-house was prepared in Sweden and sent over in sections, accurately arranged and easily put together. The material is of wood, which has been oiled and polished, and, so far as can be seen, has been put together without the use of a nail or screw. The boards are beveled, so that no seams are visible. The doorways and window-frames are unique in pattern and appearance, and the overhanging roof gives a quaint and old-fashioned aspect to the house. The principal entrance is by a porch on the west side, a doorway and entry being opposite, on the eastern side. The interior is fitted with school-furniture and other accessories, which will show the system of instruction adopted in the old country, and the accommodations which are given to teachers and pupils. Connected with this building, and immediately adjoining it on the east, is a small wooden structure which contains intricate and delicate machinery belonging to Thevrell’s printing meteorograph, which registers inside of the schoolhouse in automatic precision the passage of time, the velocity and direction of the wind, temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure. These details show how the Swedish “Probs.” makes up his prognostications.

Notes: 1 lithograph; 12 x 22 cm.
Notes: Architects: Isaeus & Jacobsson.
Notes: Removed from: Centennial portfolio / Thompson Westcott. Philadelphia : T. Hunter, 1876.
Notes: The Building, situated in a landscaped field with people strolling in the foreground and background.
Creator Name: Westcott, Thompson. Centennial portfolio.
Thomas Hunter, lithographer.