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This is historic Summit chapel District #3. If you look inside you will discover that the chapel is actually a school.

This school was established prior to 1848 which is when the state made free schools. In 1845, William and Hanah Sprout sold one acre for a school for $6.50. The school is believed to have existed before the sale but the sale created a school and graveyard.

Tippecanoe Town students attended school here originally in a log building. As noted, the school was established before 1848 so it was a subscription school. Pupils had to pay to attend. Ester Birney, the first teacher, earned $9 per three month term. In 1900, the log building burned and this new school was built.

In 1928, the school closed and the students incorporated into the Tippecanoe school. Adolph McIntyre was last teacher but transfered to Tippecanoe to continue his career.

Of note is the church across the road which was eventually converted to a residence.
Added by: SixDogTeam
6/17/2008
 
 
 
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