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Springerville in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Springerville Schoolhouse

1884-1983

 
 
Springerville Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
1. Springerville Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. This bronze school bell summoned children until 1950. This 2 room adobe with high pitched roof & bell tower was added onto with brick, altering the entry & roof in 1927 & again in 1950. The school served the community 99 years.
 
Erected by Round Valley Positive Action Tourism Committee and Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour marker series.
 
Location. 34° 7.959′ N, 109° 16.898′ W. Marker is in Springerville, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker is on East Main Street 0.2 miles east of South Mountain Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springerville AZ 85938, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arizona Cooperative Mercantile Institution (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Becker's Transcontinental Garage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Presbyterian & Catholic Churchs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baca Home
Springerville Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
2. Springerville Schoolhouse Marker
The school bell is just to right of the marker.
(approx. mile away); White Mountain Historical Park (approx. mile away); James Hale Shooting (approx. 0.3 miles away); El Rio Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springerville.
 
More about this marker. This is Marker Stop #26 on the Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour.
 
Regarding Springerville Schoolhouse. The first verified school began on this site with Con Bunch as teacher, circa 1880.

The original building was a square two-room plastered adobe on a rock foundation with a high, pitched roof and bell tower. The bronze bell called students to school from 1884 to 1950. A large classroom addition was added to the east and west sides and rear of the building using El Paso brick in 1927. The wood stoves and chimneys were removed and replaced with wood boilers.

This building has been nominated for placement on the National Register of Historic Places.
Source: The Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour Brochure.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Close-Up picture of the school bell. • Can you help?
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