Kinderhook in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Old Kinderhook School
1889 - 1969
A memorial to the old Kinderhook school which once stood on this site, and to all who walked through its portals, ~the students, the teachers, the administrators, the concerned parents, the friends.
Hush, ~I think I hear the laughter of happy youth bubbling in anticipation , there they are, ~boys flirting with girls who are all a-twitter. Sometimes it turned to real love. I hear too, a gentle teacher’s voice explaining as the students are learning, learning, learning. Ah yes, I hear the exultation of winning and the crying in frustration at losing. Or is it an angry shout I hear, ~or a reprimand for conduct unbecoming? Or one could not be without the other, those years at "Ole Kinderhook."
Erected 1993 by former students, teachers, and friends.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 39° 42.282′ N, 91° 9.054′ W. Marker is in Kinderhook, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is on Grand Street just east of Perry Street, on the left when travelingTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 Perry St, Kinderhook IL 62345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Civil War Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); M60 Tank (approx. 6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away); Holy Cross Catholic Church Bell (approx. 8.7 miles away in Missouri); Cement Plant Workers (approx. 8.7 miles away in Missouri); Ilasco Schools (approx. 8.7 miles away in Missouri); Ilasco Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away in Missouri).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.