Pierre in Hughes County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Pierre's First School
Capitol City Questers were able to restore the school with funding from a local citizen and a preservation grant. In 2008 staff from the City of Pierre volunteered to reside and reshingle Pierre's first school. In addition, the exterior was painted to capture the school's historic appearance.
Removing a structure from its original historic setting is less than ideal, but is often the only choice that keeps a building from being destroyed. Future generations can still enjoy and learn from a relocated building. Moving a building is no easy task. Small wood-frame buildings such as the schoolhouse can easily be relocated. Brick or stone structures offer a challenge since they are surprisingly fragile and heavy at the same time.
Erected by The South Dakota State Historical Society, a Preserve America
Location. 44° 22.247′ N, 100° 21.847′ W. Marker is in Pierre, South Dakota, in Hughes County. Marker is at the intersection of West Dakota Avenue and James Street, on the left when traveling west on West Dakota Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located directly in front of the subject school house exhibit, in Steamboat Park, where James Street dead-ends into West Dakota Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Pierre SD 57501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pierre (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Deadwood Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); John C. Waldron (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Indians and the Fur Trade (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Sutherland and the Capital Fights (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pierre Was A Cowtown / Reading Brands (approx. 0.6 miles away); Walter H. Burke (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierre.
More about this marker. Marker is a large composite plaque, mounted horizontally on waist-high posts.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Last updated on September 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.