Little Red Schoolhouse - Willow Springs, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!
N 41° 42.531 W 087° 52.601
16T E 427064 N 4617822
Quick Description: It's 239,000 miles to the moon, but only 180 feet to the well pump.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2010 10:38:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM87VV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Big B Bob
Views: 3

Long Description:
The “Little Red Schoolhouse” is part of the historic past of Palos Hills in which it is more or less centrally located. It was built in 1886 to replace a one-room log cabin school — the first school building of the area. The Little Red Schoolhouse was originally located a little north of where old 99th Street joins the Black oak Trail. Country lanes used by its former students still can be seen and enjoyed by hikers. In 1932 the school house was moved to Boy Scout Camp Kiwanis. The actual moving was done by a local resident with only one mule and log rollers. Classes continued in this building until 1948. In 1952 it was moved to Its present site. In 1955 Its doors reopened as a school — unique and always interesting. For, in place of the three R’s, fascinating stories are told to children and grown-ups who visit here, stories about forest preserve plants and animals and the earth of which they live.
Historic significance:
The building was moved to this location in 1952. The sign provides direction to several of the other historic and nature sites in the area.

Location nearest to where you live now:
St. James Sag Church

Date placed: Not listed

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