Lincoln School - Canton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 07.524 W 091° 31.053
15T E 626312 N 4442728
African-American Education from 1880 to 1955.
Waymark Code: WM3RG1
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 05/11/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Marker Erected by: Lincoln School Restoration Association, Inc.
County of marker: Lewis County
Location of Marker: Green St. & 3rd St., Martin Park

Marker Text:

est. 1880
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983
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.

National Registor Plaque Text:

Canton, Missouri
Est. 1880 - May 1955
Named to the
National Register of Historic Places
A Testament to Rural Education.

History of Mark:
School previously located on MO-B, but is now in Canton's city park: Martin Park.

Web link: Not listed

Additional point: Not Listed

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