Rockland Lincoln School Brown County Wisconsin
The Rockland Lincoln School Brown County Wisconsin information was passed on to me by the one person (in my four walls) that has never offered a location. Until now! My son gave me the location of this gem.
Most of my family and friends know that I am an old building junkie. It isn’t uncommon for someone to call or text me the location of a building. Happens for many items I photograph. I enjoy the tips. Friends and family have given me excellent locations to photograph over the years. Unless the items is time sensitive, it is added to a list with any special notes for the next time I’m in the area.
For the Rockland Lincoln School Brown County – since it was my son that gave me the tip, I knew it was going to be a good location. He drove past the little schoolhouse on the way to a friends home and texted me the address.
I have visited the school twice now. The second time. It was cloudy. The clouds make for a wonderful backdrop. The photo is a little on the cool, color side. Which makes it feel very different from the first time I shot it.
History on Rockland Lincoln School Brown County Wisconsin
There wasn’t very much I could find on the history of this school.
Rockland was settled by immigrants of mainly German, Dutch, and Irish heritage. This schoolhouse was established in 1901.
Rockland was 1 of 5 one-room schoolhouses that town used. In the 1960’s the students were consolidated into De Pere or Wrightstown school districts.
Up until 1999 the Board conducted business out of the Rockland Lincoln School Brown County Wisconsin and it served as the town hall. (Hey, plenty of things happened that year. 1999 happens to be the year my son was born.)
Well, B. Thanks for the tip. Most certainly enjoyed viewing this property. The story and history that I could dig up intrigued me.
My heart just sank! September 5, 2016. Just 15 days after I photographed this schoolhouse it burnt to the ground. Here is the article and video. Another building from the past reclaimed by nature AND for this reason – I photograph them when I can.