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Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Victor Schoolhouse

1881

 
 
Victor Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
1. Victor Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.

The Victor Common Schoolhouse, District #101, was used from 1881-1954 in Rossville, Kansas. The first teacher at this one-room school had 20 students and was paid $30 per month. Besides teaching, the teacher also served as the school nurse and custodian of the building. At least twice a year, the teacher would plan a program of student performance and recitations that would be attended by the entire community.

The school year began after fall harvest and ended prior to spring planting. The schoolhouse was also the location of town meetings and gatherings. Historic Ward-Meade park acquired this schoolhouse in 1982.
 
Erected by Old Prairie Town.
 
Location. 39° 3.808′ N, 95° 41.029′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Click for map. Marker is in Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 NW Fillmore Street, Topeka KS 66606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Sheldon Study (here, next to this marker); Mulvane General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Potwin Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker);
Victor Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
2. Victor Schoolhouse
Lingo Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Caboose #1552 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pauline Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Everest Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Anniversary of the Pauline Depot (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Topeka.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. (Submitted on May 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Ward-Meade Park, Topeka KS. (Submitted on May 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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