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Buena Park in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

School House

 
 
School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2016
1. School House Marker
Inscription. Typical of one room schoolhouse of the 1800's is this one from Beloit, Kansas. Built in 1879, it housed 8 classes at a time from the first through the eighth grades. Schools rarely had more than two rooms in those days, due not only to the limited resources of the Pioneers, but also because of the ease in heating.

Mr. Knott bought the school, outhouse, and play ground at an auction, had them dismantled, and trucked here in 1952. To facilitate reconstruction, numerous drawings and photographs were made of the school, both interior and exterior enabling the plasterer to duplicate exactly the cracked and worn walls. The original building has been changed from white to red, and a bell tower added. Used briefly as a kindergarten for the Knott's grandchildren during the 1950's, the building stands as a shining example of Americana and a monument to the sound education of our ancestors.
 
Erected by Knotts Berry Family.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 50.588′ N, 118° 0.034′ W. Marker is in Buena Park, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Beach Boulevard, on the right when traveling west
School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2016
2. School House Marker
. Touch for map. Located in Ghost Town on Musuem Lane. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park CA 90620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rivera School (within shouting distance of this marker); Knotts Berry Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buena Park Woman's Clubhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Lily Creamery (approx. 1 miles away); “Big Red Cars” (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buena Park.
 
Also see . . .  The Knotts Berry Blog: The History of Knott's Old Schoolhouse. (Submitted on May 12, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.)
 
Categories. Education
 
The School House image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2016
3. The School House
Interior of Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2016
4. Interior of Schoolhouse
Book Shelves image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2016
5. Book Shelves
Additional Plaque Mounted on Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2016
6. Additional Plaque Mounted on Building
In Recognition of the value to our nation of the education provided by the one room school house, this plaque is placed on an original one built in 1879, near Beloit, Kansas. Dedicated by Hannah Bushrod Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution June 1960.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 12, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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