Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1853/00/00 Alvan Bovay Benefactor The Little White Schoolhouse is built at the corner of Blackburn and East Fond du Lac Streets. It was championed as part of a wider education initiative by Alvan Bovay.
1854/03/20 Alvan Bovay Leader We went into the little meeting, Whigs, Free Soilers, and Democrats. We came out Republicans, and we were the first Republicans in the Union. - Alvan E Bovay
1854/03/20 Republican Party Genesis People meet at the Little White Schoolhouse on Blackburn Street to organize opposition to the Kansas-Nebraska Bill and form a great irresistible Northern party to consolidate all shades of antislavery opinion under the name Republican. Slavery In America
1941/00/00 Subsequently moved to the Ripon College campus, where it remained from 1906 to 1941, and relocated one more time, Little White Schoolhouse is returned to Blackburn Street in 1941.

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Particulars for Little White Schoolhouse:
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Attribute Moved property
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use School

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 14th August 1973

Registry Name: Little White Schoolhouse
Registry Address: SE corner of Blackburn and Blossom Sts.
Registry Number: 73000079
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architectural Style: No style listed
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Moved property
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1854
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: School
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function:

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