School House

School House (HM1YJN)

Location: Buena Park, CA 90620 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 50.588', W 118° 0.034'

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Typical of one room schoolhouse of the 1800's is this one from Beloit, Kansas. Built in 1879, it housed 8 classes at a time from the first through the eighth grades. Schools rarely had more than two rooms in those days, due not only to the limited resources of the Pioneers, but also because of the ease in heating.

Mr. Knott bought the school, outhouse, and play ground at an auction, had them dismantled, and trucked here in 1952. To facilitate reconstruction, numerous drawings and photographs were made of the school, both interior and exterior enabling the plasterer to duplicate exactly the cracked and worn walls. The original building has been changed from white to red, and a bell tower added.

Used briefly as a kindergarten for the Knott's grandchildren during the 1950's, the building stands as a shining example of Americana and a monument to the sound education of our ancestors.
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Placed ByKnotts Berry Family
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 407428 N 3745213
Decimal Degrees33.84313333, -118.00056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 50.588', W 118° 0.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 50' 35.28" N, 118° 0' 2.04" W
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Area Code(s)714, 626, 949, 562
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Wild Water Wilderness, Buena Park CA 90620, US
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