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Lincoln School - Canton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 07.524 W 091° 31.053
15T E 626312 N 4442728
Quick Description: From 1880 to 1955 provided a location for education to the towns African-Americans.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2008 4:15:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM3R6W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 6

Long Description:
est. 1880
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983

Lincoln School was established in 1880 to provide education for African-American children in the Canton area. It served that purpose until 1955. One of a handful of red brick school houses of it's kind, it remains as a tribute to rural education in this country.

Plans to restore Lincoln School are currently under way. Information on this project (and how you can become involved) is available at canton City Hall.

Canton, Missouri
Est. 1880 - May 1955
Named to the
National Register of Historic Places
A Testament to Rural Education.

Lincoln School Restoration Association, Inc. C/O City of Canton, 125 N. 5th Street, Canton, MO 63435; U.S. Department of the Interior, 1983.

Street address:
Green St. & 3rd St., Martin Park,
Canton,, Missouri United States

County / Borough / Parish: Lewis County

Year listed: 1983

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Education

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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