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N2155 USH 141

National or State Register of Historic Places
N2155 USH 141 | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Lena Road School
Reference Number:02000415
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):N2155 USH 141
County:Marinette
City/Village:
Township:Pound
SUMMARY
Lena Road School
Town of Pound, Oconto County
Date of Construction: 1911

Local farmers constructed the Lena Road school on land donated by a Belgian settler. Farmers had a personal stake in this school because their tax dollars funded it and the school educated only the children of farmers in the immediate area.

Unlike typical one-room schools built after 1910, which were embellished using popular styles of the time, the Lena Road School is devoid of ornament and equipped with only the essential elements of a schoolhouse. A pyramidal wooden belfry that houses the school bell crowns the metal roof. A single door opens into a vestibule from the center of the short side of the building. Inside the vestibule are two side doors that open to gender-specific cloakrooms, and a door opposite the school entrance, which leads to the classroom. Along the north side of the building, a series of five windows allow only indirect light while providing excellent ventilation, a standard feature of schoolhouse design in this period.

Except for the electrification of the lighting, the interior is almost unchanged. School equipment such as cupboards and the blackboard convey a sense of the activity that had once taken place in the school.

The Lena Road School is privately owned, please respect the privacy of its owners.

PROPERTY FEATURES
Period of Significance:1911
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Education: School
Architectural Style:Late Victorian
Resource Type:Building
Architect:unknown
DESIGNATIONS
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:04/26/2002
State Register Listing Date:01/23/2002
NUMBER OF RESOURCES WITHIN PROPERTY
Number of Contributing Buildings:3
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
RECORD LOCATION
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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