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

Kemper Hall

 
 
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By Paul F, November 16, 2010
1. Kemper Hall Marker
West side of two sided marker.
Inscription. Kemper Hall, boarding school for girls, dates to 1855 when St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and some dedicated Kenosha citizens signed a charter launching the Kenosha Female Seminary. In 1865, the school moved to this site, the home of U.S. Senator Charles Durkee. The name was changed to honor Wisconsin’s first Episcopal bishop, Jackson Kemper. During its 105 years of educational service under the direction of the Sisters of St. Mary, Kemper Hall achieved prominence as a young women’s preparatory school.
 
Erected 1979 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 249.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 34.516′ N, 87° 48.867′ W. Marker is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker can be reached from 3rd Avenue 0.1 miles south of 65th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6501 3rd Avenue, Kenosha WI 53143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Durkee Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Veterans (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel Michael Frank (approx.
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By Paul F, November 16, 2010
2. Kemper Hall Marker
East side of two sided marker.
0.3 miles away); Lovell G.A.R. Post 230 Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kenosha Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Orson Welles (approx. 0.3 miles away); John McCaffery Burial Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reuben Deming (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenosha.
 
Also see . . .  Kemper Center. (Submitted on November 22, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Education
 
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By Paul F, November 16, 2010
3. Kemper Hall Marker
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By Paul F, November 16, 2010
4. Kemper Hall
Buildings of Kemper Hall
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By Paul F, November 16, 2010
5. Kemper Hall
Buildings of Kemper Hall
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By Paul F, November 16, 2010
6. Kemper Hall
Chapel
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
7. Kemper Hall Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 17, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   7. submitted on September 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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