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HISTORIC OCONTO COUNTY SCHOOLS
Lincoln School Building
City of Oconto

The first Lincoln School in Oconto was built on Jones Avenue between Washington Street and Adams Street.
It was built in 1869 when Oconto was incorporated as a city and money was appropriated for two new schools
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Lincoln School
2nd Building

The Second Lincoln School Building

Originally located at the corner of Jefferson & Arbutus in Oconto. The building was moved to 201 Jefferson Street  once it was aquired by
St. Joseph's Parish in 1907 and became the Parish Hall.
Source Mary Beth Jensen

 When the second Lincoln School was built the first was moved on Adams Street just west of the school property and used as a house. It is still standing. The second Lincoln School was built in the same place as the first. In 1907 it was condemned for use as a school and sold to St. Joseph’s parish. It was moved to Jefferson Street and Arbutus Avenue. It served as St. Joseph’s parish hall for 45 years and razed in 1952. 

The third Lincoln School was made of brick and again built on Jones Avenue. Classes were discontinued there in the late 1980s. It was razed in the early 1990s.

Photo below contributed by:
Jay Klika

Lincoln School #3



"I attended Lincoln School from kindergarten through 5th grade when my family moved away. I went back to look for the school last year and learned that it closed and it has been torn down. It was a beautiful school with high ceilings in the classrooms on the 1st and 2d floors. Gorgeous wood stair cases going from 1st to 2d floor. Four classrooms on the 1st and 2d floor with stair cases in the front and rear of the building. There was a large open area in the center of the 1st and 2d floor with wooden floors and wood paneling. The 2d grade classroom was in the basement and the lunchroom was in the basement - those rooms had low ceilings and were not as nice. There was a lovely old horse chestnut tree toward the rear of the school - beautiful fall leaves and chestnuts. Big windows in the classrooms and ante-rooms for each classroom where we hung our jackets. Big bust of Abraham Lincoln on the first floor."



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