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Lexington in Lafayette County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lexington's First Public School Building

 
 
Lexington's First Public School Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., July 31, 2019
1. Lexington's First Public School Building Marker
Inscription.  Here was erected in 1854 a two-story brick building known as the Public School House until 1868 & after that as the Second Ward School. The building, which also housed Lexington High School 1871-91 was replaced by a two-room, one-story building known as Taylor School in 1891 when the new Central School Building was completed on the block north and east of this site.

The Taylor School was discontinued in 1921, the property sold & the building removed. The George Thomas Cullom Post of the American Legion purchased the site in 1951 & erected the present building.
 
Erected by Lafayette County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 39° 10.977′ N, 93° 52.932′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Missouri, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest Boulevard and 11th Street, on the right when traveling east on Southwest Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1015 Southwest Boulevard, Lexington MO 64067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lexington (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Steamboat Saluda Disaster (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Morrison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wentworth World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of Russell, Majors and Waddell Home Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
American Legion Post 60 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., July 31, 2019
2. American Legion Post 60
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2020, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2020, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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