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Canton in Lewis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lincoln School

est. 1880

 

—Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 —

 
Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
1. Lincoln School Marker
Inscription. Lincoln School was established in 1880 to provide education for African-American children in the Canton area. It served that purpose until 1955. One of a handful of red brick school houses of it's kind, it remains as a tribute to rural education in this country.

Plans to restore Lincoln School are currently under way. Information on this project (and how you can become involved) is available at canton City Hall.
 
Erected by Lincoln School Restoration Association, Inc.
 
Location. 40° 7.528′ N, 91° 31.047′ W. Marker is in Canton, Missouri, in Lewis County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Street and South 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east on Green Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton MO 63435, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canton ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steamboats and Railroads ( approx. 14.2 miles away in Illinois); Tri-State Business Center ( approx. 14.2 miles away in Illinois); Lincoln's Quincy ( approx. 14.5 miles away in Illinois); Downtown Quincy in 1858

Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
2. Lincoln School Marker
This is the back, or west, side of the school.
( approx. 14.5 miles away in Illinois); Douglas' Disciple ( approx. 14.5 miles away in Illinois); Quincy's Judge Douglas ( approx. 14.5 miles away in Illinois); Lincoln Correspondent ( approx. 14.5 miles away in Illinois).
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
NRHP - Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
3. NRHP - Lincoln School Marker
Lincoln Colored School
Canton, Missouri
Est. 1880 - May 1955
Named to the
National Register of Historic Places
1983
A Testament to Rural Education.
Lincoln School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
4. Lincoln School
This is the front, or east, side of the school.
NRHP Marker is on wall to the right of the door.
Lincoln School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
5. Lincoln School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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