史跡 旧見付小学校 The Mitsuke School Historical Site
Mitsuke School was the first elementary school built within the twelve school districts which existed at the time. Heizaemon Ito, a carpenter of temples and shrines, designed the school in response to the requests of the citizens. Construction begin in 1874, and the school was opend during the following year.
The basic stones that are used in the building were taken from the near by Enshu Yokosuka Castle. The stones from a foundation with a length of approximately 21.6 meters, and a width of approximately 9 meters. On this foundation a two story western style wooden building and two story tower were completed. The entrance features entasis style poles. The building's windows bear a western influence in that they are weighted and can be lifted open to any desired position.
In 1883 the second floor ceiling was rebuild, Therefore, the present building appears to have three stories, while in actuality there are only two.