In the late 1800s and early 1900s one room schoolhouses were scattered throughout the townships of Cattaraugus County. Most were fairly consistent in size and shape. These buildings housed students grades 1 through 8 with one teacher for all. A woodstove provided the heat. Water was brought in from a well or stream. Many of these buildings still exist and most have been converted into private residences. Here are a few of former schoolhouses now serving another purpose and schoolhouses as they looked when they were being used to educate the children of the Mansfield Area.