White Lake School - Royalton, WI
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Quick Description: White Lake School is located 1 mile north of Weyauwega on White Lake Road in the town of Royalton. This one-room schoolhouse was named White Lake due to its nearness to White Lake, the largest lake in Waupaca County.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2012 4:40:39 PM
Waymark Code: WME9RE
The date of the building is not known but there are photo's of the schoolhouse taken in 1910. Official records of the school district are not available before 1928. The school was closed permanently on June 14, 1965.
A former student recalls White Lake School.
The school was a white frame structure that sat upon a basement. There was a furnace in the basement. There was a library and everyone learned in a large classroom. All eight grades were taught by one teacher. At recess we played outdoor games such as Ante Ante Over and Captain May I? The school grounds had a swing, rings, and a slide.
Information from the Waupaca County Historical Society.
Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Lipke of West Allis, WI have owned the former White Lake School since the mid-1960s and use it as a summer cottage.
Original or Re-creation?: Original
Year the school closed.: 6/14/1965
Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no
E5902 White Lake Road
Royalton, WI USA
Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: no
Year the school first opened.: Not listed
Web Address (if available): Not listed
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