Gilruth Schoolhouse was an historic building located on the north side of Davenport, Iowa, United States. The one-room school was built in 1871 by the Rev. James Gilruth, who was a Methodist minister, wrestler and axe thrower. In the school's early years the boys and girls were segregated by sitting on opposite sides of the school. One of their punishments was to sit on the other side of the building. The school closed in 1960 and the property was bought nine years later by the families of Roger Jepsen, John Platt and T.H. Deevers for historical preservation. The Kimberly Village Christian Reformed Church renovated the building in 1971 for use as a preschool. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. In 1991 the school building was torn down when its own

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  • Gilruth Schoolhouse was an historic building located on the north side of Davenport, Iowa, United States. The one-room school was built in 1871 by the Rev. James Gilruth, who was a Methodist minister, wrestler and axe thrower. In the school's early years the boys and girls were segregated by sitting on opposite sides of the school. One of their punishments was to sit on the other side of the building. The school closed in 1960 and the property was bought nine years later by the families of Roger Jepsen, John Platt and T.H. Deevers for historical preservation. The Kimberly Village Christian Reformed Church renovated the building in 1971 for use as a preschool. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. In 1991 the school building was torn down when its owner could not find a buyer for it and it was delisted from the National Register in 2009. (en)
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  • 1977-09-16 (xsd:date)
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  • 1871-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • The lot where the schoolhouse was located
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  • 2009-05-12 (xsd:date)
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  • Gilruth Schoolhouse was an historic building located on the north side of Davenport, Iowa, United States. The one-room school was built in 1871 by the Rev. James Gilruth, who was a Methodist minister, wrestler and axe thrower. In the school's early years the boys and girls were segregated by sitting on opposite sides of the school. One of their punishments was to sit on the other side of the building. The school closed in 1960 and the property was bought nine years later by the families of Roger Jepsen, John Platt and T.H. Deevers for historical preservation. The Kimberly Village Christian Reformed Church renovated the building in 1971 for use as a preschool. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. In 1991 the school building was torn down when its own (en)
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