Cute!

I finally found it—the perfect home—the only problem is that it’s not for sale! Don’t you think it would be the perfect “pad” for a frog? It even has a creek behind it! This “Little House” is located on the campus of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

This is the view right behind the "Little House"

This two-story stone house completed in 1929 was built to allow student teachers the opportunity to observe children in a play-like setting. The two-story house measures in at 10 feet high by 9 ½ feet wide. The five rooms are fully furnished and have “lofty” 5 ½ foot ceilings. (Remember, I’m a frog, so they seem big to me!)

Peeking in the windows

Another View!

The plaque on the front of the house reads:
This tablet was placed here by the friends of Florence Shaw to honor her for her services as professor of education at Shepherd College from 1923 to 1961. The erection of this Little House in 1929 was primarily due to her efforts.

I think this "Little House" suites me. What do you think?


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7 Responses to “Polly #3 Visits the “Little House” in Shepherdstown, West Virginia”

  1. Jeremiah the Bullfrog
    March 29th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Polly, were there any signs of amphibious life in the rivulet?

    Dear Jeremiah~
    No signs of amphibians of any type, size, or shape!

  2. I love the little walled-in rivulet in the back yard!

    Dear Anonymous~
    Rivulet-what a great new vocabulary word! I love the sound of it!

  3. OHHH, The little house in Shepherdstown brings back such memories. Of course, I went to college in Shepherdstown so I am very familiar with the little house, but my mom was raised in Shepherdstown and she used to go to the “little” house all the time. I think her family used to have the key to it and she had free rein of the place. I always take my little girl there every homecoming because they always have it open for tours. She LOVES it!!!! Hope you had a great time!!! Did you get to go upstairs?? The two bedrooms are adorable!!

    Dear Amber K.~
    I’m so intrigued by the fact that your mom was able to play in the “Little House” when she was a little girl. I bet she has great memories. Thanks for writing.

  4. JUST SHOWED THE GIRLS THE “LITTLE HOUSE” AND THEY WANT TO SEE IT. I AM VERY INTERESTED IN IT AS WELL. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. GOT TO FIND OUT WHEN IT IS OPEN. THANKS FOR SHARING POLLY!

  5. The rivulet is my favorite part too! I dearly love rivulets!

  6. I wish I had a rivulet in my back yard!

  7. Are there any river monsters in the rivulet? Fish on!