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America’s Pioneer Kindergarten

 
 
America’s Pioneer Kindergarten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 26, 2016
1. America’s Pioneer Kindergarten Marker
Inscription. Miss Caroline Louise Frankenberg (1806- 1882) brought the kindergarten concept from Germany to Columbus in 1836. She returned to Germany for further study, then established the school at the S.E. corner of Rich and Pearl Alley in 1858. The Kindergarten (“Children's Garden”) is based on the philosophy of Friedrich Froebel who emphasized the importance of children’s play and active involvement in learning.
 
Location. 39° 57.451′ N, 82° 59.906′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on East Rich Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 E Rich Street, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); United Mine Workers of America (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ohio Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbus City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Federal Court Building and Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio in the Civil War / Defending Ohio (approx. 0.2 miles away); The State House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johann Christian Heyl (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Education
 
America’s Pioneer Kindergarten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 26, 2016
2. America’s Pioneer Kindergarten Marker
Full view of marker
America’s Pioneer Kindergarten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 26, 2016
3. America’s Pioneer Kindergarten Marker
Marker can be seen in front of COTA parking garage, looking across Rich Street to the south
America’s Pioneer Kindergarten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 26, 2016
4. America’s Pioneer Kindergarten Marker
Portrait of Caroline Louise Frankenberg, on the marker
America’s Pioneer Kindergarten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 26, 2016
5. America’s Pioneer Kindergarten Marker
Silhouette on marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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