Note: This item is out of stock and has been retired
(It may still be available from the retailers listed in the ‘notes’ section below).
If you have ever lived in New Berlin, or any other small town in Chenango County, Upstate New York, you have probably seen the former New Berlin Central School building. It sits up on a hill and looks majestically down on South Main Street below. It has been called the most picturesque school in central New York. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to preserve the memory of the building as we who attended there knew it? This was the inspiration for this web site and the first product.
This product is an exquisitely detailed miniature of the former New Berlin Central School building as it looked in 1956. Because the building changed little from the 40s into the 70s, it is representative of the whole era. Note all of the detail including the terraces, steps, monument, flag pole, clock, lookout tower on the top of the building and the finer points of the architecture. If you attended this school, this is the building that you remember.
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New Berlin Central School building, circa 1956
The New Berlin (NY) Central School District was formed in 1935 when twenty one rural one-room school districts in the towns of New Berlin, Columbus, Pittsfield and Edmeston were combined into one new central school district. The building was constructed in 1936 and housed the entire K-12 population until a K-3 elementary school and Agriculture and Industrial Arts buildings were added in 1956.
The New Berlin Central School District and South New Berlin Central School District were merged in 1996 into a single new Unadilla Valley School District. A new building was constructed on NY Route-8 between the two towns. The old New Berlin Central School building sat empty for a number of years. The Milford Academy, a prep school for high school athletes in Milford, Connecticut, subsequently purchased the building and grounds and moved their operations to New Berlin.
NBCS Alma Mater
High upon the hilltop / Stands our school so bold
Where within its portal / We all support the purple and the gold
Sons of old New Berlin / And her daughters true
Give their best to each conquest / And hail the name and glory of
New Berlin Central School
The size of this figure is 7-1/2” wide, 3-1/4” high and 3/4” thick. It weighs 7 ounces.
The regular price for this figure is $16.25 plus $3.00 shipping. Sales tax for delivery to a NY address is $1.54 (see details).
Note: this figure is also available at the Chenango County Historical Society Museum, 45 Rexford St, Norwich NY 13815.