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Abbe Creek School (Museum)

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1858. 2 miles northwest of Mount Vernon on route E48

The small 20 feet by 26 feet schoolhouse is credited with being the oldest brick schoolhouse still standing in the state. The building is the usual rectangular volume covered by a low-pitched gable roof. The interior has been restored and refurnished as in the period of the 1860s and 1870s. The school building is now a museum open to the public.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Abbe Creek School (Museum)", [Mount Vernon, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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