Mount Olive IL – Old Evangelical Lutheran Zion School (12 of 12)

September 11, 2019 - Comment

Mount Olive IL – Old Evangelical Lutheran Zion School (12 of 12) Image by myoldpostcards Completed in 1894, this old schoolhouse was known as the Evangelical Lutheran Zion Schule (German spelling of "school" reflects the early ethnic heritage of Mount Olive’s Lutheran Congregation, and the community at large.) The school closed in 1969, and the

Mount Olive IL – Old Evangelical Lutheran Zion School (12 of 12)
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Image by myoldpostcards
Completed in 1894, this old schoolhouse was known as the Evangelical Lutheran Zion Schule (German spelling of "school" reflects the early ethnic heritage of Mount Olive’s Lutheran Congregation, and the community at large.) The school closed in 1969, and the building is no longer owned by the church. It has had a number of tenants over the past forty years, and is currently occupied by a Christian ministry.

Mount Olive is a city in Macoupin County. It is located about fifty miles south of Springfield, and about forty miles northeast of St. Louis on I-55. Mount Olive lies along Historic U.S. Route 66. The population was 2,150 at the 2000 census.

More images of Mount Olive may be found in my "Mount Olive IL" (Set).

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