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Near Yorkville in Racine County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Yorkville #4 School

 
 
Yorkville #4 School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, November 4, 2016
1. Yorkville #4 School Marker
Inscription.  This one-room Italianate-style schoolhouse has been the center of this Yorkville community since the building’s construction in 1885. Built at a time when one-room schoolhouses dominated rural education in Wisconsin, the building also served as a community meeting place. In 1938 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) raised the schoolhouse and added a full basement that contained some of the first indoor bathrooms and running water in the township. In 1959 the school closed due to consolidation. In October 1966 the Yorkville 4-H club purchased the building for $3,000 and named it the Clover Center. The 4-H club still holds its project meetings at the school. Yorkville No. 4 School remains an excellent example of the one-room schoolhouses that once were so common throughout Wisconsin.
 
Erected 2016 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 565.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the 4-H Youth Program, the
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Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1966.
 
Location. 42° 44.499′ N, 88° 1.613′ W. Marker is near Yorkville, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Yorkville Road and 63rd Road, on the right when traveling west on Old Yorkville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17640 Old Yorkville Road, Union Grove WI 53182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 5.6 miles away); Skunk Grove (approx. 6.4 miles away); Schaefer Mammoth Site (approx. 7.1 miles away); Old Muskego (approx. 8˝ miles away); Luther Parker Cemetery (approx. 9.3 miles away); Green Bay Road (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Spark (approx. 10 miles away).
 
Regarding Yorkville #4 School. Property is listed on the National and Wisconsin Register of Historic Places
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin SP Yorkville #4 School. The Yorkville #4 School was listed on the National Register of
Yorkville #4 School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, November 4, 2016
2. Yorkville #4 School Marker
Historic Places in 2011. The NRHP Nomination Form, "The most outstanding architectural feature of the building is the large Italianate style cupola. It originally held a bell that the teacher used to call the children to class. The base of the cupola is comprised of boxed sides, which contain a rectangular recessed panel on the east and west elevation. The box is notched to sit firmly on the roof ridge. A flat platform rests atop the box and the cupola sits on the platform. The cupola is octagonal with eight open and arched sides. Eight square posts faced with pilasters support a heavily decorated frieze. Flat lace-like cut-out wood appliques cover the frieze." The NRHP Nomination Form also includes a description of the building (exterior and interior), a history of both Yorkville and Racine County, a history of education in Wisconsin and Yorkville, and photographs of the exterior and interior of the school. (Submitted on November 23, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Yorkville #4 School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, November 4, 2016
3. Yorkville #4 School Marker
Yorkville #4 School and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 8, 2021
4. Yorkville #4 School and Marker
Yorkville #4 School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, November 4, 2016
5. Yorkville #4 School
Headstone above entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on November 9, 2021. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on November 23, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   5. submitted on November 4, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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