Wisconsin - Old Time Schoolhouses


Liberty School

This is Liberty School in what was known as the German Settlement in the town of Spirit in Price County. It was built in 1919. The school took the name Liberty because it was built shortly after the end of WWI. 


Its last eight students were in this school in 1953. It closed in 1963, and the students went to Rib Lake.


The schoolhouse is now a private residence. 


In her book, “Wisconsin’s Lost Towns,” Rhonda Fuchs listed the German Settlement as a lost town. Germans dominated the immigrant group coming to this area of northern Wisconsin, although kanji Swedes also came.


German Settlement and the town of Spirit may be lost towns, but the Spirit Historical Society is alive and well. It has a magnificent website showing photography of the town back in the day. This is easily among the very best such photo slideshows I have seen.