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Stevens Point in Portage County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Public Building

 
 
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By Keith L, July 16, 2009
1. First Public Building Marker
Inscription.  Here, for 110 years, stood District School No. 2, the oldest public building in Stevens Point. Completed in 1850, its appearance reflecting its New England heritage, it served the pioneer community as school, recreation, and civic center, and oftentimes as church. Here in 1853 the first Roman Catholic Mass was said, and here in 1858 met the first Common Council of the newly chartered city of Stevens Point, Mayor William Schofield presiding.
 
Erected by the Portage County Historical Society. (Marker Number 49.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 44° 31.353′ N, 89° 35.039′ W. Marker is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in Portage County. Marker is on Clark Street (State Highway 66) east of Third Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in the 1000 block of Clark Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevens Point WI 54481, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Public Square (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Portage County Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Stevens Point — Gateway to the Pineries (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Peter Church War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Boy with the Leaking Boot (approx. 0.6 miles away); Buttons from the River (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans World War I Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevens Point.
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 49.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 19, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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