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Goshen in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Madison Street School and Chandler School

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Madison Street School and Chandler School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 27, 2013
1. Madison Street School and Chandler School Marker
Inscription.  The current Chandler School is located on the site of the former Madison Street School, one of Goshen's first schools, opened in 1849. Miss Emma Chandler was the first principal from 1871 to 1898. In 1874, a four room addition was completed, but the school burned to the ground the next year. A new high school was rebuilt on the site in 1875 for $20,000. The new Chandler School was constructed in 1948 and a new addition and renovation was completed in 1992.

The area surrounding the school formed Goshen's first neighborhood and contain several historic and architecturally significant homes. The Goshen Historical Society conducts an annual historic homes tour on Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Streets.
 
Erected by Goshen Parks & Recreation Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 41° 34.79′ N, 85° 49.692′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is at the intersection of S. 8th Street and E. Purl Street, on the right when traveling
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south on S. 8th Street. Marker is located adjacent to the Chandler School playground at the northwest corner of S. 8th and E. Purl streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen IN 46526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Goshen High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Howard W. Hawks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Goshen’s Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Goshen World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shanklin Park (approx. half a mile away); The Site of Fort Beane (approx. half a mile away); The Old Stone Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Historic Goshen Police Booth (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
 
Madison Street School and Chandler School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 27, 2013
2. Madison Street School and Chandler School Marker
Chandler School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 27, 2013
3. Chandler School
View from corner of S. 8th and E. Purl streets
Madison Street School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 27, 2013
4. Madison Street School
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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