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Kemper Hall - Kenosha, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 34.516 W 087° 48.860
16T E 433169 N 4713971
Quick Description: Kemper Hall was chartered in 1855. It served as a school for 105 years. It is located at 6501 3rd Avenue in Kenosha, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2009 4:52:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM5HJ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:

The marker reads:

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 Kemper Hall in 1870 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.

Street address:
6501 3rd Avenue
Kenosha, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Kenosha

Year listed: 1976

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person: Architectural Style: Italianate, Gothic: Historic Person: Kemper,Jackson

Periods of significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Education: School

Current function: Vacant/Not In Use

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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