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Charter Oak School
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
N 38° 05.256 W 089° 48.288
16S E 254015 N 4219250
Quick Description: Octagonal brick schoolhouse built in 1873.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/4/2008 5:12:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM3Q82
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 23

Long Description:
From the historical marker in front of the school: "Charter Oak School is said to be the only octagonal one-room brick schoolhouse in Illinois. It was built in 1873, in accordance with a design suggested by Daniel Ling, a teacher of the Charter Oak School District. It served as a school until 1953. The Octagonal shape utilizes daylight and offers wind resistance. The first school in the district was a log building, erected three years after the Illinois Free School Law was passed in 1845. This was succeeded in 1863 by a frame structure, in which Ling taught in 1872-1873."
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