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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hiestand School

1915

 
 
Hiestand School Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 2, 2011
1. Hiestand School Marker
Inscription. Since about 1855 this site has been the location of the Blooming Grove township school. Named for pioneer tobacco grower, Jacob Hiestand, whose farmstead lay across the road, the original frame building was razed in 1915 to make way for this fully modern stucco-covered building. This one-room school is noteworthy as a progressively designed facility, as a community center, and as a reminder of the rural heritage of the township.
 
Erected 1976 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 44.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.944′ N, 89° 18.411′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Milwaukee Street and Heistand Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The Hiestand School and marker are at the southeast corner of Hiestand Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4418 Milwaukee Street, Madison WI 53714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hiestand Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexander Smith House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens
Hiestand School Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 2, 2011
2. Hiestand School Marker
The marker is on the ground to the right of the front door.
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Conical Mound (approx. 1.5 miles away); Starkweather's Harried History (approx. 1.5 miles away); Third Lake Passage (approx. 1.5 miles away); Olbrich Park (approx. 1.5 miles away); John M. Olin (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Hiestand School. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, the Hiestand School "was in use as a schoolhouse until ca. 1955. It is one of the few one-room schoolhouses remaining intact in Dane County."
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These are marker pages that reference Dane County one-room schoolhouses.
 
Also see . . .  Madisons Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on April 3, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
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Hiestand School image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 2, 2011
3. Hiestand School
Hiestand School image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 2, 2011
4. Hiestand School
The west side of the school.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on , by Kent Douglas Hiestand of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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