Building of distinction still graces Burlingame; old school now repository of local history

By Paul Schmidt

This distinct brick building built in 1902 served as Burlingame’s grade school for 99 years. Now called the Schuyler Museum, it is a repository of local, county, Santa Fe Trail, railroad, and mining history. The museum is named after Phillip Church Schuyler (1805-1872), a prominent settler, politician and reformer, who in 1855 purchased a large land claim that eventually became the town of Burlingame. The school-turned-museum is at 117 S. Dacotah St., in Burlingame. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Photos thanks to Paul Schmidt.


2 Responses to Building of distinction still graces Burlingame; old school now repository of local history

  1. Thank you for the story of our Schuyler School/museum. The Burlingame Historical Preservation Society has worked hard to accomplish the task of preserving a landmark and providing a repository for history of the area that could have been lost otherwise. Thank you again.

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