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Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Little Red Schoolhouse

First Schoolhouse in Southeast Florida

 
 
Little Red Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
1. Little Red Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1886 as a community project, the Little Red Schoolhouse was the first one-room school built in southeast Florida. With $200 of limber from the Dade County School Board, the men of the community, led by George W. Lainhart, volunteered their labor to construct the 22-by-40-foot building. The school’s original location was one mile north of the Flagler Memorial Bridge on Lake Trail on land donated by the David Brown and John C. Hoagland families. The Ladies Aid Society raised additional money for the school’s furnishings. Sixteen-year-old Hattie Gale taught the first class of eight students ranging in age from six to seventeen. Pupils arrived by boat, bicycle, or on foot. The school served families around Lake Worth until 190I. It was then turned into a gardener’s shed on the John S. Phipps property. In 1960 the structure was moved to Phipps Ocean Park and renovated by the Gardeners Society of Palm Beach.
 
Erected 2010 by The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-694.)
 
Location. 26° 38.41′ N, 80° 2.342′ W. Marker is in Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is on South Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) 0.1 miles north of Ibis Way,
Little Red Schoolhouse Marker looking south on FL A1A image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
2. Little Red Schoolhouse Marker looking south on FL A1A
on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Phipps Ocean Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2185 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach FL 33480, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Schoolhouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Town Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Palm Beach Junior College (approx. 3˝ miles away); El Cid Neighborhood (approx. 3˝ miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Flamingo Park Historic District (approx. 4.1 miles away); Flamingo Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of the Palm Beach Pier (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Education
 
Little Red Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
3. Little Red Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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