City Hall / Former School
Rathaus / Ehemaliges Schulhaus
—Kulturweg Schaan - Station 21 —
Marker text translated into English:
Education was made compulsory in Liechtenstein in 1805. The oldest reference made to a school activity in Schaan is from a "Tutorial" for the school master Rudolph Walser from 1700. In the 18th century, children were taught in private houses on the Obergass and later on Feldkirch Street. By 1800, on the Schaan Landstrasse there stood the "Shop and school house", which was converted into a schoolhouse in 1807. By 1838,there was already activity to promote the construction of a school building. Construction began in 1844. By 1846, a school building at a cost of 7,519 Gulden was completed. From 1853, classes were instructed separately by gender. Form 1854 girls were taught by teaching sisters from Zams. The classrooms consisted of one classroom each sex for the high-, middle- and primary grades. In addition there were were also living quarters for the teacher and the teaching sisters. 1906, the quarters were converted into classrooms on the 3rd floor. Due to the increased number of students, in 1949 an annex was added, with the old school house extended eastward. The new gym - today's town hall - was completed in 1951. At the end of 1975, the school was relocated to the new primary school in Resch. Today the building houses the local government, as well as the civic gallery and
Erected by Stadt Schaan.
Location. 47° 9.951′ N, 9° 30.578′ E. Marker is in Schaan, Schaan. Marker is on Schulgass just east of Landstrasse, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schaan 9494, Liechtenstein.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theater (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); I Had a Comerade (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Kulturweg / Culture Path. The City of Schaan's German-language page for their Culture Path, with this marker, Number 21, representing the last stop on the path. (Submitted on October 19, 2014.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Education •
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