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Greenfield School - West Allis, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member REUAHNESIE
N 43° 00.563 W 088° 01.047
16T E 417081 N 4762358
Quick Description: Greenfield School also known as: Garfield School, Fifth District School was posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 29, 2006. The building is built in the Architectural style of Romanesque Victorian. Reference #06000207.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2011 2:34:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMBYRK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
In 1843, Honey Creek School the first school building on this site, a log schoolhouse, opened with 38 students. The second building was a one room, red brick school constructed in 1860 by the Common School District #5 of the town of Greenfield more commonly known as the Honey Creek School District.

The third building is the present Garfield School constructed in 1887 and designed by Milwaukee architect H. P. Schnetzky. This school opened as an elementary school and was later divided to accommodate high school classes. Garfield school was closed as a school in 1924 and served as the School District Maintenance Department until the new District administration Building was constructed. The Cream City Brick building is still in use having been converted into the West Allis Historical Museum in 1966.

The museum is open Tuesday 7PM to 9PM and Sunday 2PM to 4PM or call 414-541-6970 for appointment.
Street address:
8405 W. National Ave.
West Allis, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Milwaukee

Year listed: 2006

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899

Historic function: Education

Current function: Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2011 To: 12/31/2011

Hours of operation: From: 2:00 PM To: 4:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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