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Queen Creek in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rittenhouse Elementary School

 
 
Rittenhouse Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 26, 2010
1. Rittenhouse Elementary School Marker
Inscription. In 1924 construction of a new schoolhouse began. Classes were being held in an old cook shack that had once been used by muleskinners to clear the land. The school, named after Charles Rittenhouse, would be a three-room, u-shaped building made of Arizona red brick with transom windows. Oak floors were tongue and groove and black boards were real slate. In 1936 restrooms and two more buildings were added to the rear of the building. First heated by steam from a boiler and radiators in the rooms, they were eventually replaced with gas heaters hung from the ceilings.

The school was placed on the Arizona Historical Registry in 1990-then the National Register of Historical Places in 1998-It is under constant restoration by the “San Tan Historical Society”
 
Erected 2003 by The Lost Dutchman Chapter - E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 33° 15.764′ N, 111° 38.067′ W. Marker is in Queen Creek, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from South Ellsworth Road south of East Queen Creek Road. Click for map. Marker is in front of school building that is now used by the “San Tan Historical Society”.
Rittenhouse Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 26, 2010
2. Rittenhouse Elementary School
Marker is just to the left of sidewalk by flag pole.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 20435 South Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek AZ 85142, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engine 1673 (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1912 Parker Carousel (approx. 3.6 miles away); Water Tower (approx. 3.6 miles away); Gilbert Elementary School (approx. 10.8 miles away); Gilbert Town Hall (approx. 10.9 miles away); Clement's Garage (approx. 10.9 miles away); Dance Pavilion (approx. 11 miles away); The Bank of Gilbert (approx. 11 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Queen Creek.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Rittenhouse Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 26, 2010
3. Rittenhouse Elementary School
Rittenhouse Elementary School NRHP Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 26, 2010
4. Rittenhouse Elementary School NRHP Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,144 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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