Kingman in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Little Red Schoolhouse
The National Register of
By the United States Department of the Interior.
Little Red Schoolhouse
Erected by Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), City of Kingman Historic Preservation Commission, Main Street Kingman & National Park Service (NPS).
Location. 35° 11.42′ N, 114° 3.183′ W. Marker is in Kingman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is on North 4th Street near East Oak Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 North 4th Street, Kingman AZ 86401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U. S. Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Elks Lodge No. 468 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mohave Center Plaza of Valor (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Mohave County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Bonelli House (about 600 feet away); Hotel Brunswick (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingman.
Regarding Little Red Schoolhouse. In July, 1897, a Brick Yard was in operation. By the end of August, there were 200,000 bricks on fire in the kiln. The brick was to be use in the new Kingman Public School,the Little Red Schoolhouse.
Kingman’s new public school was opened at the southwest corner of Fourth and Oak Streets. The red brick structure was destined to have a long useful live in Kingman. It replaced the earlier wooden structure which had occupied the same site. The older schoolhouse was sold for $250 and moved to the area where St. Mary’s Church now resides. The building was converted into a residence.
The new school included a lecture room of 20’ x 55’, two classrooms of 20’ x 24’, a hall of 8’ x 55’, a teacher’s room of 6’ x 8’ and a cloakroom of 6’ x 11’6”. The building cost was about $4,900 and $1,100 was
Source: Mohave Museum of History and Arts
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 904 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.