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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Oak Grove School, District #20

Picture of property 20505 20th Road
St. Paul vicinity (Neosho County)
Listed in National Register Jun 23, 2016

Architect: Unknown
Category: school
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

The 1877 Oak Grove School is a single-story schoolhouse located within Neosho County's rural Lincoln Township. Typical of early one-room schools, this sandstone building features a simple rectangular form with a gabled roof. A front porch was added to the east side in 1913, and a stone coal room added to the building's west side in 1937. The nominated one-acre site also contains a ca. 1895 flagpole, ca. 1897 cistern, and the remains of two outhouses. The Oak Grove School served the children of District 20 until 1960 when the school closed due rural district consolidation. The school was nominated for its local significance in the areas of education and architecture.

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