Freeman School, Beatrice, Gage County, NE
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NE-22
Building/structure dates: 1871 initial construction
Significance: The Freeman School was built in 1871 of brick, said to have been made on an adjacent farm. It is regarded as the oldest continually operated school in Nebraska (1872-1967), and was used occasionally as a community meeting hall and as a church. In 1899 Daniel Freeman objected to religious exercises in the school, pursuing his objection to the Nebraska Supreme Court, which found the district in violation of the state constitution.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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