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N2155 US HIGHWAY 141

Architecture and History Inventory
N2155 US HIGHWAY 141 | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Lena Road School
Other Name:
Reference Number:32132
Location (Address):N2155 US HIGHWAY 141
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:SE
Quarter/Quarter Section:SE
Year Built:1911
Survey Date:1995
Historic Use:one to six room school
Architectural Style:Front Gabled
Structural System:
Wall Material:Drop Siding
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Lena Road School
National Register Listing Date:4/26/2002 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/23/2002 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

This is a one-story, front gable frame one room schoolhouse with drop siding and a stone foundation. The building is a pristine and rare example of an early 20th century one room rural Marinette County schoolhouse. The Lena Road School, as it was known, was built when cutover lands were first settled by pioneer farmers. The building has a cupola with bell at the front gable end. The bell, which is not original, was hung by the present owner. Fenestration is original and consists of five double-hung windows on the north wall, and one window on either side of the recessed central entry of the facade. The glass and panel front door features a single light transom. The exterior of the building exhibits a high degree of integrity. Minor alterations to the interior include removal of desks and blackboards, and the installation of a wall. The Lena Road School was used as an educational facility until 1959 when it closed.

The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It fulfills Criteria C as a fine example of a pioneer-era, one room rural schoolhouse.
Bibliographic References:Marinette Eagle Herald 6/25/2002.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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