There’s no arguing that it is truly a curiosity. A round schoolhouse, possibly the only one in the country. It was built in Brookline, Vermont in 1822, designed by its founding teacher who also happened to be the town’s part-time physician, Dr. John Wilson. What’s weird is its architect, Dr. Wilson, a genuine “man of mystery.”
Joe Citro is a novelist and native Vermonter who lives in Burlington. His new book with Philip Baruth is “Vermont Air: Best of the Vermont Public Radio Commentaries.” Listen to the full text of this commentary by clicking on the “Listen” icon above.