Kemper Hall

Kemper Hall (HMPIJ)

Location: Kenosha, WI 53143 Kenosha County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 34.516', W 87° 48.867'

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Kemper Hall, boarding school for girls, dates to 1855 when St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and some dedicated Kenosha citizens signed a charter launching the Kenosha Female Seminary. In 1865, the school moved to this site, the home of U.S. Senator Charles Durkee. The name was changed to honor Wisconsin's first Episcopal bishop, Jackson Kemper. During its 105 years of educational service under the direction of the Sisters of St. Mary, Kemper Hall achieved prominence as a young women's preparatory school.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number249
Year Placed1979
Placed ByWisconsin State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 7:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 433159 N 4713972
Decimal Degrees42.57526667, -87.81445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 34.516', W 87° 48.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 34' 30.96" N, 87° 48' 52.02" W
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Area Code(s)262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6501-6599 3rd Ave, Kenosha WI 53143, US
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