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or as early as the more famous one, long known as the Milk Row School, whose history has appeared in Historic Leaves. From 1790, and for a number of years thereafter this school, which we have designated by its location the Alewife Brook School, was known as School No. 3. Previous to 1786 there was no public school building. We are justified in making this statement from several references on the town records to private rooms that were hired for school purposes. In the warrant, February 28, 1785, for the coming town meeting is the following: To know the minds of the town, what they will do with regard to two petitions presented by the people at the upper end of the town requesting that one or more schoolhouses may be built there. March 7 it was voted to build two schoolhouses in that section (No. 4 being in the Gardner neighborhood), and May 1, 1786, the bills for the same, £ 40 each, were paid. The next November William Whittemore and Philemon Russell were empowered to lay