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Meeme in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Meeme Poll House

 
 
Meeme Poll House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Meeme Poll House Marker
North side of marker.
Inscription. The Meeme Poll House, the official voting place in the Town of Meeme for 83 years, was erected by Joseph Schwartz and Edmund Kolb in 1900. German immigrants and their descendants exercised their democratic right to vote in this simple wooden structure. The adjacent Meeme House (c.1847), originally a stagecoach inn, served as the town's polling place in the 19th century. The Meeme Poll House closed in 1983, but curtained voting booths still remain in the interior.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 374.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 55.56′ N, 87° 50.248′ W. Marker is in Meeme, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker is on Pioneer Road 0.1 miles south of County Highway XX, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14208 Pioneer Road, Newton WI 53063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Nazianz (approx. 7 miles away); St. Gregory Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); George Washington School (approx.
Meeme Poll House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Meeme Poll House Marker
South side of marker.
7.2 miles away); St. Nazianz Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Town of Rhine Civil War Monument (approx. 8.2 miles away); Town of Rhine Memorial Park Monument (approx. 8.2 miles away); Kiel Veterans Park (approx. 9.6 miles away); Thorstein Veblen (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Meeme, Wisconsin. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 22, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Meeme Poll House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. Meeme Poll House and Marker
Meeme Poll House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
4. Meeme Poll House and Marker
Meeme House c. 1847 image. Click for full size.
By Kent Salomon, July 20, 2012
5. Meeme House c. 1847
Photo of the historic Meeme House c. 1847 also described on historical marker. The Meemi House is located next to the Meeme Poll House.
 
 
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