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Watertown in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Kindergarten

 
 
First Kindergarten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
1. First Kindergarten Marker
Inscription.  The first kindergarten in the United States was founded by Margarethe Meyer Schurz in this building in 1856. Moved to the present site and restored in 1956 by the Watertown Historical Society.
 
Erected 1958 by the Saturday Club, Watertown, Wisconsin. (Marker Number 74.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 43° 11.074′ N, 88° 42.427′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Charles Street and Sunset Drive. Located to the rear of the Octagon House historical property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 919 Charles St, Watertown WI 53094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plank Road (here, next to this marker); Fred C. Merkle (a few steps from this marker); Richards Hill Ski Slide Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Plank Road Pioneer Barn (within shouting distance
First Kindergarten Building image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
2. First Kindergarten Building
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of this marker); Octagon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Merkle Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Carl Schurz Forest marker
 
Also see . . .  First Kindergarten - Wisconsin Historical Society. (Submitted on September 13, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Interior of First Kindergarten building after the restoration of 2017 image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2021
3. Interior of First Kindergarten building after the restoration of 2017
First Kindergarten building after the restoration of 2017 image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2021
4. First Kindergarten building after the restoration of 2017
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 3,027 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2021, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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