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Melville Academy

In 1833 Jonas Melville persuaded Dr. Luke Howe, Asa Parker, John Fox, and John Felt to help him build the first secondary school in Jaffrey. Melville Academy educated young men and women between the ages of 11 and 20 from the town and beyond, all of whom paid tuition and many of whom boarded in Jaffrey Center. The private academy closed in 1857, reopened as a public elementary school in 1863, and closed forever as a school in 1918 The Jaffrey Center Village Improvement Society acquired the building in 1920 and turned it into a museum.

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Walter Heath
Name: Melville Academy
Erected: 1833
Original Cost:  
Still Existing: Yes
Owned by: JCVIS