12 School Street

12 School

This is an l8th  century 1 1/2 story gambrel colonial with a 19th century bay window addition.. It was built by Benjamin Cranston ca. 1783. It was lot no. 5 on the 1768 Lyndon plat.

Note the similarity to 7 School across the street. The two look like they were originally built as mirror images of the same plan.

The windows are old 4/4 wood replacements.

The siding is wood clapboard.

The chimney has been reduced.

12 School 1929.JPG

As it appeared in the late 1920s.


December 10, 1768, Caleb Carr estate sold to Josias Lyndon a parcel containing this lot. (DeedBook 2, page 207)

September 10, 1782, Josias Lyndon estate sold to Benjamin Cranston lot 5 for $33, milled Spanish. (DeedBook 2, page 520)