New History on Gull School House Recently Received
I recently became aware of your existence and of your Gull school restoration.
In the year 1933 I entered the first grade at the Gull school and I attended there through the second grade. Then, in 1935 the school closed down and we went to school by bus to Amston. After a few years they started to bus us to Hebron and I graduated from the 2 room elementary school in Hebron. In Amston, the school was also a one room school but it was much larger with a total enrollment of over 30 children. At the Gull school we had a total of 6 children. There were just two of us in the first grade.
The Gull school was located at the corner of the Old Colchester Road and Gull Street. It was on the southeast corner of a hayfield which was part of my father's farm. The school remained closed and sometime in the 1940's it was purchased and put up on blocks by the buyer. About 10 years later it was moved off my father's field after having been there ever since it was built. When I was a young man I spoke to a resident of Hebron who was part of the family that owned the property back in the early 1900's and she told me that she attended that school in the late 1800's.
I am enclosing 2 pictures of the Gull School taken from the rear of the school by my sister in approximately 1948.