Yorkville #4 School Historical

Yorkville #4 School Historical (HM1VJ4)

Location: Union Grove, WI 53182 Racine County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 44.499', W 88° 1.613'

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This one-room Italianate style schoolhouse has been the center of this Yorkville community since the building's construction in 1885. Built at a time when one-room schoolhouses dominated rural education in Wisconsin, the building also served as a community meeting place. In 1938 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) raised the schoolhouse and added a full basement that contained some of the first indoor bathrooms and running water in the township. In 1959 the school closed due to consolidation. In October 1966 the Yorkville 4-H club purchased the building for $3,000 and named it the Clover Center. The 4-H club still holds its project meetings at the school. Yorkville No. 4 School remains an excellent example of the one-room schoolhouses that once were so common throughout Wisconsin.
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HM NumberHM1VJ4
Year Placed2016
Placed ByWisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 415950 N 4732637
Decimal Degrees42.74165000, -88.02688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.499', W 88° 1.613'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 29.94" N, 88° 1' 36.78" W
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Area Code(s)262
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17640 Old Yorkville Rd, Union Grove WI 53182, US
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