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School Street was named for the 1810 one-story wooden schoolhouse that was located here. It was originally known as the Landing School and sat on the south side of the street where today the walking path starts down the hill. The street was a traffic thoroughfare connected to Cocheco Street until 1989 when the path was substituted.

 The Landing School was renamed the Sherman School in honor of Enoch S. Sherman who became its headmaster in 1837. Under Master Sherman’s leadership, this school became one of the best in the state. In addition to the usual school subjects, Sherman taught surveying, algebra, astronomy, philosophy, bookkeeping, and chemistry. His salary was $35 a month. The Sherman School was damaged irreparably in the Hurricane of 1938 and had to be taken down.
        From the 1994 Heritage Walking Tour Booklet


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