school·​house | \ ˈskül-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of schoolhouse

: a building used as a school and especially as an elementary school

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Hotel Peter and Paul is actually a bundle of buildings: a 19th-century Catholic church, schoolhouse, convent, and rectory reimagined by Ash NYC with gingham drapes woven in Switzerland and antique furniture shipped from Europe. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Great Food Scene, Beach Town, and More: The 2019 Trends We're Calling Now," 18 Dec. 2018 Tiffany likes to compare her daughter's education to days of old, with her hospital room serving as a one-room schoolhouse. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Children's Hospital became girl's school. On Sunday, she graduates with her class," 5 June 2018 In May, after 40 years housed in an old brick schoolhouse, the museum opened a dramatically modern new building in Ballard. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "New Nordic? Seattle’s Scandinavian food scene reaches far beyond lutefisk and lingonberries," 7 Nov. 2018 Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built the first one in 2009, a mini replica of a red schoolhouse in honor of his mom, a former teacher and unabashed bookworm. Maria Carter, Country Living, "The Lovely Reason Tiny Libraries Are Popping Up All Over the Place," 23 July 2015 One-room schoolhouses might include students in their 20s and 30s, sometimes older. Marc Freedman, WSJ, "Building Bridges Across the Generational Divide," 1 Nov. 2018 Once a schoolhouse built in 1796, the building originally boasted a belfry and was moved to its current location sometime in the 1850s. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Historic school house built in 1796 asks $450K," 11 Oct. 2018 There was a general store, schoolhouse, post office, auto garage and pool hall. Anne Burke, San Francisco Chronicle, "You no longer need a snorkel to see this Nevada ghost town," 30 Apr. 2018 Part of the library’s contribution on May 20 will be story hour at the schoolhouse and tours of the downtown train station, according to Amy Falasz-Peterson, the library director. Steve Sadin,, "As Deerfield Area Historical Society turns 50, organizers look to showcase local history," 16 Apr. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolhouse

: a building that is used as a school


school·​house | \ ˈskül-ˌhau̇s \
plural schoolhouses\ -​ˌhau̇-​zəz \

Kids Definition of schoolhouse

: a building used as a place for teaching and learning

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