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A Checklist of La Crosse Schools from the Beginning to 1980 / Compiled b Barbara Nord and Viola Oertel; Edwin L. Hill, General Editor, 1983.

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A CHECKLIST OF

LA CROSSE SCHOOLS FROM THE
BEGINNING TO 1980

Compiled by Barbara Nord and Viola Oertel

Edwin Hill
General Editor

Area Research Center Checklist Series

Number Six

Murphy Library
University of Wisconsin—La Crosse
La Crosse, Wisconsin
1983

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page
Preface...................................... 2
Series information........................... 4
Public schools............................... 6
Parochial schools............................22
Day care centers, nursery schools,
and special education schools................31
Music, dancing, etc., schools................38
Miscellaneous (including business)
schools......................................44

PREFACE
This checklist includes all agencies and institutions, private and
public, that offered any formal instruction in La Crosse from its beginnings
through 1980. The core listing was obtained from city directories,
then expanded from many supplementary sources and interviews.
The listing is in five major sections:

I. Public schools.
II. Parochial schools.
III. Day care centers, nursery schools,
and special education schools.
IV. Music, dancing, etc. schools.
V. Miscellaneous (including business) schools.

There are 169 main entries. Within each section, schools are
arranged alphabetically. The main listing for a school is, in most cases,
that name which was most commonly used, most recently. Cross-references
are provided for variant names. Coverage is limited to those schools
which have, or had, a La Crosse mailing address.
It is inevitable that errors and omissions will occur in a checklist
of this nature; the reader is cautioned against using this document
as more than a checklist. Mrs. Nord uses the term "speculative" in
several individual listings to emphasize this point.
Compilation of this checklist was begun in 1979 by Mrs. Oertel,
whose long residence in this area made her contributions especially
useful. A working draft was typed by student assistant Kristine Aasen
in 1981. From that draft and considerable additional research, Mrs.
Nord completed this final compilation in early 1983.

I am grateful to Mrs. Nord and Mrs. Oertel for their hard work and
careful research. A checklist of this nature has long been needed by
the staff of the Area Research Center, and it should be similarly useful
to other individuals and agencies.

Edwin L. Hill


The Area Research Center Checklist Series

#1. La Crosse Healers: a checklist of physicians, midwives,
dentists, chiropractors, and miscellaneous practitioners
in the city of La Crosse from the 1840s to the 1940s.
Compiled by Carolyn Nelson. 1977.

#2. La Crosse Architects: a checklist of architects in the
city of La Crosse from 1853 to 1973. Compiled by
Carolyn Nelson. 1977.

#3. Index of Personal and Company Names in the La Crosse
Tribune of July 4th 1976. Compiled by Rita Thompson.
1977.
#4. Index to Bryant's Memoirs of La Crosse County. (1907).
Compiled by Virginia Kreyer. 1978.

#5. A Checklist of La Crosse Hotels and Motels, 1840s-1967. 1978.

#6. A Checklist of La Crosse Schools.
Compiled by Barbara Nord and Viola Oertel. 1983.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

I. PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Abraham Lincoln Junior High School
see
LINCOLN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

BOULEVARD SCHOOL
407 South Losey Boulevard
ca.1915-1945
Address also listed as: Losey and Market Streets or Losey
and Madison Streets.
Called Shelby Township School District No. 5 until ca.1932.
Served as "practice" school for State Teachers College cadet
teachers, ca.1936.

Campbell Township School District No. 5
see
UPPER FRENCH ISLAND SCHOOL

Campbell Township School District No. 6
see
LOWER FRENCH ISLAND SCHOOL

CAMPUS SCHOOL
1725 State Street (1909-1940)
16th and State Streets (1940-1973)
1909-1973
Had various names: State Teachers College Model School, Normal
School Model School, State Teachers College Training School,
Normal School Training School, Morris Hall.
Housed in Main Hall of the Teachers College/Normal School
before moving into its own building in 1940.
At time of compilation, building (called Morris Hall) houses
UW-L classrooms and offices.

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (First)
4th and King Streets (2nd Ward School building) (1871-1878)
8th and Main Streets (1878-1907)
1871-1907
High school first housed in Second Ward School, 4th and King
Streets.
The high school became the Fourth District School in 1878 when
ward designations were given up in favor of district names.
Also called: High School and La Crosse High School.

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Second)
1510 Cass Street
1907-1967
Also called: La Crosse High School.

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Third)
1801 Losey Boulevard South
1967-

Coleman Technical Institute
see
WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Coleman Vocational Adult and Technical School
see
WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

District No. 1 (in courthouse)
see
FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL

ELM GROVE SCHOOL
Various addresses, same location: Route 1, Mormon Coulee Road,
Mtd. Route 38, 3200 South Losey Boulevard
ca.1927-1967
Originally, Shelby Township School District No. 4.
Building used for Elm Grove Day Care Center after 1967.

EMERSON SCHOOL
2101 Campbell Road
1939-
Built in 1939 with additions in 1956 and 1972.
IMC destroyed by fire January 1, 1983.

Emma Erickson School
see
ERICKSON SCHOOL

ERICKSON SCHOOL
4439 Mormon Coulee Road
1974-1980
Before 1974, building housed St. Pius X School.
Sold to Trane Company.8

Fifth District Branch
see
JEFFERSON SCHOOL

Fifth Ward (or District) School
see JEFFERSON SCHOOL
FIRST WARD (or DISTRICT) SCHOOL
6th and Vine Streets (northeast corner)
1859-1892?
Wooden structure first occupied this site. A two-story brick
building constructed here in 1883 remained until 1922 when it
was destroyed by fire.
The buildings located here may also have housed: First District
School Branch (ca.1892-1910) and the Second District Branch School
(ca.1910-1920). May have been called Longfellow School.
The new technical school shared quarters with a grade school
(1911-1920) before taking over sole occupancy (ca.1920).
In 1892, the First Ward (or District) School moved to 16th and
Vine Streets and became known as Washington School.
(The above information is speculative due to its complicated nature.)
see also
WASHINGTON SCHOOL

FIRST DISTRICT SCHOOL BRANCH
6th and Vine Streets
1892-1910 (dates uncertain)
In same building earlier occupied by First Ward (or District) School.
see also
FIRST WARD (or DISTRICT) SCHOOL

FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL
In new courthouse
1851-ca.l854
Also called District No. 1 (La Crosse County, town of La Crosse)

Fourth District School
see
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (First)
WASHBURN SCHOOL

FRANKLIN SCHOOL
Kane and Gillette Streets
1887-
1887-1907 called Seventh District School.
Present Franklin School built in 1955 with an addition in 1973.

Free Industrial and Continuation Day and Evening School
see
WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

German Independent School
see
SECOND WARD, GERMAN SCHOOL

GRAND VIEW SCHOOL
Route 1, Stoddard
Closed after being annexed to the La Crosse School District
in 1965.

HAMILTON SCHOOL
8th and Johnson Streets
1885-
1885-1909 called Sixth District School.
Present building constructed in 1961 with an addition made in 1973.

HARRY SPENCE SCHOOL
22nd and Bennett Streets
1953-
Built in 1953 with additions in 1955, 1966? and 1973.

HINTGEN SCHOOL
3505 South 28th Street
1968-
Built in 1968 with an addition in 1971.

HOGAN SCHOOL
18th and Winnebago Streets (807 East Avenue South)
1900-1980
Originally called Third Ward Branch School.
The building built in 1899 burned in June 1920.
School rebuilt in 1920-21 in preparation for reopening in
the fall of 1921; an addition added in 1948.
At time of compilation, building occupied by School District
Administrative Offices.

Industrial Day and Evening School
see
WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Jefferson Branch School
see
JEFFERSON SCHOOL

JEFFERSON SCHOOL
St. James and Caledonia Streets (625 St. James Street)
1871-
Originally called Fifth Ward (or District) School. The first
Fifth Ward School was built in 1871. This building was replaced
by a new Fifth Ward School in 1877.
It was renamed Jefferson School ca.1910.
Had various branches: Fifth District Branch (Island and Berlin
Streets), ca. 1885. Also called Jefferson Branch School;
Middle Branch, ca. mid-1880's; North Branch, ca. mid-1880's;
South Branch, ca. mid-1880's.
Present building opened in 1951 with an addition made in 1972.

Josephine Hintgen School
see
HINTGEN SCHOOL

La Crosse High School
8th and Main Streets
see
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (First)

La Crosse High School
1510 Cass Street
see
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Second)

La Crosse Normal School
see
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN--La CROSSE

La Crosse Vocational Schools
see
WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

LINCOLN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
816 Division Street (Division Street between 8th and 9th Streets)
1854-
Originally called Third Ward School.
1854 structure replaced by a new building in 1872.
Present brick building erected in 1923-24 with additions
made in 1959 and 1973.
Also called: Lincoln School, Abraham Lincoln Junior High School.
Began as an elementary school; later served K-9, ca.1950.
At time of compilation, called Lincoln Middle School (6-8).

Lincoln Middle School
see
LINCOLN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Lincoln School
see
LINCOLN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Logan Branch School
see
LOGAN SCHOOL (Elementary)

Logan High School
see
LOGAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (First)
LOGAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Second)

Logan Junior High School
see
LOGAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (First)

Logan Junior-Senior High School
see
LOGAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (First)

Logan Middle School
see
LOGAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (First)

LOGAN SCHOOL (Elementary)
Logan and Avon Streets
1877-1927
A building was moved to this site from St. James and Caledonia
Streets in 1877. A new four room brick building (later
expanded to eight rooms) was constructed here in 1891.
The earlier school here may have been called: Seventh District
South Branch School and/or Logan Street Branch of the Seventh
District School. It may also have been called Logan Branch School.
Eventually, the school located here acquired the name Logan
School.
The building located here 1877-1891 was moved to Wood and Hayes
Streets in 1891.
(The above information is speculative due to its complicated
nature.)

LOGAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (First)
Avon and Sill Streets (southeast corner)
1923-1979 (Avon and Sill Streets)
1959- (Avon and Logan Streets)
First, housed junior high students.
Became Logan Junior-Senior High School ca.1927 remaining so
until 1959 with the completion of the new Logan Junior High
School just adjacent to and south of the original building.
Its address is listed as Logan and Avon Streets.
The two buildings were joined structurally ca.1970 but retained
separate identities as Logan Senior High School and Logan Junior
High School.
In 1979, a new senior high school building located at 1714
Gillette Street was completed.
At time of compilation, the 1923 structure has been razed with
the remaining structure housing Logan Middle School (6-8).
see also
LOGAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Second)

LOGAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Second)
1714 Gillette Street
1979-
see also
LOGAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (First)

Logan Street Branch of the Seventh District School
see
LOGAN SCHOOL (Elementary)

Longfellow Elementary School
see
LONGFELLOW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

LONGFELLOW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1900 Denton Street
1940-
Built in 1939 with additions in 1946, 1965.
Combined elementary and junior high school, ca.1950.
Junior high school only, ca.1965-1980.
At time of compilation, Longfellow Middle School (6-8).

Longfellow Middle School
see
LONGFELLOW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Longfellow School (First)
see
FIRST WARD (or DISTRICT) SCHOOL
SECOND DISTRICT BRANCH SCHOOL

LOWER FRENCH ISLAND SCHOOL
Address listed variously:
Route 2, La Crosse
Mtd. Route 42
1800 Lakeshore Drive
ca.l930fs-1950fs
Also called: School District No. 6, Township of Campbell.
see also
SUMMIT SCHOOL

MEDARY SCHOOL
Route 2, La Crosse (South Salem Road)
ca.!880's-1965
Original one-room frame building replaced by a single classroom
brick structure "with all the conveniences" at a slightly
different location in late 1930's.
Closed after being annexed by the La Crosse School District
in 1965.
Later served as La Crosse Area Day Care Center for the Retarded.

Middle Branch of the Fifth Ward (or District) School
see
JEFFERSON SCHOOL

Mission School Branch of the Second Ward
see
SECOND WARD (or DISTRICT) SCHOOL

Morris Hall
see
CAMPUS SCHOOL

NORMAL COUNTY TRAINING SCHOOL
no location found
ca.1916

Normal School
see
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN—La CROSSE

Normal School Model School
see
CAMPUS SCHOOL

Normal School Training School
see
CAMPUS SCHOOL

North Branch of Fifth Ward (or District) School
see
JEFFERSON SCHOOL

North Branch of the Seventh District School
see
SEVENTH DISTRICT NORTH BRANCH SCHOOL
ROOSEVELT SCHOOL

PLEASANT VALLEY SCHOOL
Route 1, Stoddard
1959-1980
Annexed by the La Crosse School District in 1965.

Public School for Deaf Mutes
see
WASHBURN SCHOOL

Redfield Street Branch of the Sixth District School
see
WEBSTER SCHOOL

ROOSEVELT SCHOOL
Wood and Hayes Streets
1923-
A school existed on this site as early as 1891. It was
moved here from Logan and Avon Streets. It may have been
called the Seventh District North Branch School.
The present brick building was constructed in 1922 with
additions in 1929, 1939, 1954, 1971, 1973.

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1
West side of Caledonia Street between St. James and Wall Streets
ca.1866-1867
This information in 1866/67 City Directory. No school is
listed here again until the 1873/74 City Directory when the
Fifth Ward School appears at the Caledonia and St. James Streets
location.

SECOND DISTRICT BRANCH SCHOOL
6th and Vine Streets
1910-1920 (dates uncertain)
In building earlier occupied by First Ward (or District) School.
Shared occupancy of the building (1911-1920) with the technical
school.
Also called Longfellow School.
(The above information is speculative due to its complicated
nature.)
see also
FIRST WARD (or DISTRICT) SCHOOL
SECOND WARD (or DISTRICT) SCHOOL

SECOND WARD (or DISTRICT) SCHOOL
4th and King Streets (southwest corner)
1870-1907?
High school housed in this building in addition to lower grades,
1871-1878.
Eventually relocated to 8th and Main Streets and named
Washburn School.
Had branches: Mission School Branch of the Second Ward (Front
Street between Ferry and Market Streets) and Second District
Branch School (6th and Vine Streets)

SECOND WARD, GERMAN SCHOOL
4th Street between Jay and King Streets (west side)
ca.1860's
Also called: German Independent School.

SEVENTH DISTRICT NORTH BRANCH SCHOOL
Wood and Hayes Streets
1891-?
Building moved to this site from Logan and Avon Streets in 1891.
Site of present Roosevelt School.

Seventh District School
see
FRANKLIN SCHOOL

Seventh District South Branch School
see
LOGAN SCHOOL (Elementary)

Shelby Township School District No. 2
see
WASHINGTON SCHOOL (Rural)

Shelby Township School District No. 3
see
STATE ROAD SCHOOL

Shelby Township School District No. 4
see
ELM GROVE SCHOOL

Shelby Township School District No. 5
see
BOULEVARD SCHOOL

Sixth District Branch School
see
WEBSTER SCHOOL

Sixth District School
8th and Johnson Streets
see
HAMILTON SCHOOL

SMITH VALLEY SCHOOL
Route 2, La Crosse (4130 Smith Valley Road)
1887-1977
Originally in Campbell Township; in Medary Township after
town lines changed.
Annexed to the La Crosse School District in 1965.
Closed in 1977.

South Branch of the Fifth Ward (or District) School
see
JEFFERSON SCHOOL

Spence, Harry, Schoo1
see
HARRY SPENCE SCHOOL

State Normal School
see
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN--La CROSSE

STATE ROAD SCHOOL
Route 1, La Crosse (2350 Hagen Road)
1867-
Original building constructed in 1867 on Highway 33.
Original log building replaced by a brick structure in 1873.
Present building constructed in 1956 with additions in 1959
and 1969.
A part of the Shelby Township School District until annexation
by the La Crosse School District in 1965.
Earlier called Shelby Township School District No. 3.

State Teachers College
see
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN--La CROSSE

State Teachers College Model School
see
CAMPUS SCHOOL

State Teachers College Training School
see
CAMPUS SCHOOL

SUMMIT SCHOOL
1800 Lake Shore Drive
1954-
Located at the highest point on French Island, so the name Summit.
Built in 1954 with an addition opened in 1973.
Before 1954, French Island served by:
Upper French Island School (Campbell Township School District
No. 5), ca.1913-1954, 617 Plainview Road. This building
later served as a Seventh-Day Adventist School and, at
time of compilation, is a Senior Citizens Center.
Lower French Island School (Campbell Township School District
No. 6), ca.1930's-1950's.

Third Ward Branch School
see
HOGAN SCHOOL

Third Ward (or District) School
see
LINCOLN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

University Extension Division, University of Wisconsin
see
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. GENERAL EXTENSION DIVISION

University of Wisconsin. Extension Division
see
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. GENERAL EXTENSION DIVISION

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. GENERAL EXTENSION DIVISION
122 South 16th Street ca. 1913-1956
Had various names and addresses: University Extension Division,
University of Wisconsin; 118 North 5th ; 6th and Vine Streets,
304 North 6th Street; 139 South 7th Street; 1121 Division Street;
215 South 19th Street; 2106 State Street; 2136 Market Street.
University of Wisconsin. Extension Division; 304 North 6th Street.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN--La CROSSE
1725 State Street
1909-
Has had various names:
La Crosse Normal School or State Normal School (1909-1926)
La Crosse State Teachers College or State Teachers College
(1926-1951)
La Crosse State College or Wisconsin State College, La Crosse
(1951-1964)
La Crosse State University or Wisconsin State University,
La Crosse (1964-1971)
University of Wisconsin—La Crosse (1971- )

UPPER FRENCH ISLAND SCHOOL
Route 2, La Crosse (617 Plainview Road)
ca.1913-1954
Also called: Campbell Township School District No. 5.
see also
SUMMIT SCHOOL LA CROSSE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Parochial School index)

VALLEY VIEW SCHOOL
Route 1, Coon Valley
?
Annexed to the La Crosse School District in January 1965.

Vocational and Adult Schools
see
WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Vocational Schools of La Crosse
see
WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Vocational Technical and Adult School
see
WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

WASHBURN SCHOOL
8th and Main Streets
1907?-1980
Building on this site housed the High School, 1878-1907.
High school, at that time, also called Fourth District School.
When high school moved to its new building in 1907, the
Second Ward (or District) School, now called Washburn School,
took occupancy.
New brick building opened for use in 1923 with additions made
in 1948 and 1954.
Housed School for the Deaf and special classes as well as
administrative offices at various times.
(Above information speculative due to its complicated nature.)

WASHINGTON BRANCH SCHOOL
Had various locations:
11th and Pine Streets (Built in 1874)
16th and Vine Streets (Moved here in 1886)
20th and King Streets (Moved here in 1892 when new
Washington School was built at 16th and Vine Streets)

WASHINGTON SCHOOL
16th and Vine Streets
1892-1959
A two-room wooden building was put on this site in 1886, one
room having been moved from 11th and Pine Streets and the second
room added. This may have been called Washington Branch School.
This was replaced by a brick building in 1892 and enlarged to
8 rooms in 1900.
Originally called the First Ward (or District) School and located
at 6th and Vine Streets, it now became known as Washington School.
(The above information is speculative due to its complicated nature.

WASHINGTON SCHOOL (Rural)
Route 3, La Crosse (also Route 1, Mormon Coulee Road)
? -1973
Originally, Shelby Township School District No. 2.
Annexed to the La Crosse Public Schools in 1965.
After closing as a public school in 1973, it has served as
Country Tree House Day Care Center.
see also
COUNTRY TREE HOUSE (Nursery, Day Care, Special Education index)

WEBSTER SCHOOL
14th and Redfield Streets
1891-1969
Built in 1891 with an addition in 1927.
Originally called Redfield Street Branch of the Sixth District
School.

WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Address given variously:
6th and Vine Streets
304 North 6th Street
601 Vine Street
1912-
First shared quarters in the First Ward (or District) School
building with the Second Ward Branch School, also called
Longfellow School. Took over sole occupancy of the building
about 1920 and remodeled extensively. Building gutted by fire
in 1922.
Temporary quarters set up at various locations throughout the
city until a new 1-story structure rebuilt in 1924. A second
story was added in 1930. Further additions were made in 1939,
1961 and over the years.
At time of compilation, WWII occupies the same general location
covering several blocks with buildings, parking lots, etc.
Has been known by various names over the years:
Free Industrial and Continuation Day and Evening School
La Crosse Vocational Schools
Vocational Schools of La Crosse
Vocational and Adult Schools
Vocational Technical and Adult School
Coleman Vocational Adult and Technical School
Coleman Technical Institute
Outreach Centers for WWII are located in Mauston, Viroqua,
Tomah and Independence.

WILSON SCHOOL
Route 1, La Crosse (Highways 14-61)
ca.1939-1965
Closed after annexation by the La Crosse School District in 1965.

Wisconsin State College
see
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN—La CROSSE

Wisconsin State University
see
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN—La CROSSE

PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

II. PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL
315 South 11th Street
1928-
Roman Catholic

BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL
2404 King Street
ca.1937-
Roman Catholic Elementary School

CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
1319 Ferry Street
1969-
Cathedral School created by the merger of St. Wenceslaus
School and St. Joseph's Cathedral Catholic School in 1969.
These schools existed previously as follows:
St. Wenceslaus School, Winnebago and South 10th Streets,
ca.1876-1969.
St. Joseph's Cathedral Catholic School, first listed at 124
South 6th Street; after ca.1860, listed at 405 South 7th Street,
ca.1865-1969. Also called Pro-Cathedral Catholic School, ca.1961.
Also called: Cathedral-St. Wenceslaus School (1969-1975).
Location at time of compilation same site as former Holy
Cross School.
Roman Catholic Elementary School

Cathedral-St. Wenceslaus School
see
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

COULEE REGION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
831 Main Street (Christ Episcopal Church Sunday School rooms)
1982-
Began as K-5 school; projection is for K-8.
Interdenominational

Emanuel Lutheran School
see
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL

FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
3615 South 28th Street
ca.1975-
Baptist

FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL
520 West Avenue South
1868-
Earlier site: corner of 5th and Cass Streets.
Also called: German Lutheran School, German Evangelical
Lutheran School, First Lutheran School, German Lutheran
Church School, German Evangelical Lutheran Church School.
Wisconsin Synod Lutheran

First Lutheran School
see
FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL

German Evangelical Lutheran Church School
see
FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL

German Evangelical Lutheran School
see
FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL

German Lutheran Church School
see
FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL

German Lutheran School
see
FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL

GERMAN REFORMED SCHOOL
Southeast corner of 4th and Market Streets
ca.1880's

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
1301 Ferry Street
1888-1960
Also called: Holy Cross Roman Catholic School, Holy Cross
Church School, Holy Cross Catholic Church School, Holy Cross
Catholic School, Holy Cross Parochial School.
Building occupied by St. Pius X School for 1 or 2 years after
closing of Holy Cross School.
Roman Catholic

HOLY CROSS SEMINARY
303 South 11th Street
1419 Cass Street
510 Mormon Coulee Road (4238 Mormon Coulee Road)
1947-1971
Before completion of seminary complex in 1951, classes held
in conjunction with Aquinas High School. At time of compilation,
building houses Diocese operations and St. Pius X School.
Roman Catholic

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Tyler Street between 13th and 14th Streets
ca.1888-
Called: St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church School (1888-1891)
Also called: Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church School, Holy
Trinity School, Holy Trinity German Catholic School.
Address given variously as: 1405 South Park Avenue, 1325 South
Park Avenue, 1405 South 13th Street, 1417 South 13th Street.

Holy Trinity German Catholic School
see
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church School
see
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Holy Trinity School
see
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL
Avon and St. Paul Streets
ca.1907-
Also called: Emanuel Lutheran School.
Address given variously as: 814 St. Paul Street, 806 St. Paul
Street, 1132 Avon Street.
Wisconsin Synod Lutheran

LA CROSSE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST SCHOOL
617 Plainview Road (1959-1975)
2117 La Crosse Street (1975- )
1959-
First occupied building which formerly housed Upper French
Island School also known as Campbell Township School District No. 5.

MOUNT CALVARY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL
16th Street and Park Avenue
1959-
Also called: Mount Calvary Lutheran School.
Wisconsin Synod Lutheran

Mount Calvary Lutheran School
see
MOUNT CALVARY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL

NORWEGIAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH SCHOOL
6th and Division Streets
ca.1895-1905
Summer school for the church now called Our Savior's Lutheran
Church.

NORWEGIAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL
1502 Charles Street
no date specified
School for church later known as Trinity Lutheran Church.
May only have been summer school.

NORWEGIAN SCHOOL
Clinton and Avon Streets
ca.1885-1886

Orphan Asylum
see
ST. ANN'S ORPHAN ASYLUM
ST. MICHAEL'S ORPHAN ASYLUM

Pro-Cathedral Catholic School
see
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

ST. ANN'S ORPHAN ASYLUM
Market Street between 9th and 10th. Streets
1890-1913
Orphan asylum for girls. May have existed before 1890 simply
referred to as "the orphan asylum."
After 1913, a St. Ann's Maternity Hospital is located at the
same address.
see also
ST. MICHAEL'S ORPHAN ASYLUM

ST. FRANCIS ADOLESCENT DAY CARE CENTER
1223 Ferry Street
1973-1976
Listed in city directory under public schools.

St. Francis School of Nursing
see
VITERBO NURSING CENTER

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC SCHOOL
716 Windsor Street
1888-
1880-1886 called St. Peter's School and located at Avon and
St. Cloud Streets.
Called St. James-St. John's Catholic School after 1971 when
the St. James and St. John's parishes merged.

St. James-St. John's Catholic School
see
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC SCHOOL

ST. JOHN'S SCHOOL
818 St. James Street
1888-1983
St. Mary's Roman Catholic School No. 2 preceded St. John's on
this site ca.1885.
Only grades 1-3 after 1971 and the merger of the St. John's
and St. James parishes.
Roman Catholic Elementary School

St. Joseph Academy
see
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

St. Joseph School
see
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

St. Joseph's Cathedral Catholic School
see
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

St. Mary's Academy
see
ST. MARY'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH SCHOOL

ST. MARY'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH SCHOOL
7th and Cameron Streets (until early 1950fs)
405 South 7th Street (early 1950's until 1959)
1873-1959
St. Joseph's Cathedral Catholic School moved into the
building vacated by St. Mary's closing.
St. Mary's Roman Catholic School No. 2 existed briefly ca.1885
at the location that became St. John's School (Avon and St.
James Streets)

St. Michael's Home for Children
see
ST. MICHAEL'S ORPHAN ASYLUM

ST. MICHAEL'S ORPHAN ASYLUM 916 Winnebago Street 18767-1982
An orphan asylum existed in La Crosse as early as 1876. A
facility for girls which became known as St. Ann's Orphan
Asylum (ca.1890) and a facility for boys named St. Michael's
Orphan Asylum (ca.1885) served the area ca.l880fs-1915. By
1915, only St. Michael's Orphanage for Boys and Girls is listed.
Recently called St. Michael's Home for Children.
Facility closed and building razed in 1982.
Originally listed under schools although service as a school
may have been discontinued before 1920.
see also
ST. ANN'S ORPHAN ASYLUM

St. Michael's Orphanage for Boys and Girls
see
ST. MICHAEL'S ORPHAN ASYLUM

St. Nicholas' Roman Catholic Church School
see
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL

St. Peter's School
see
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC SCHOOL

ST. PIUS X SCHOOL
1301 Ferry Street (1961)
615 Mormon Coulee Road/4439 Mormon Coulee Road (1962-1974)
4238 Mormon Coulee Road/3710 East Avenue South (1974- )
1961-
First year, housed in Holy Cross School building, 1301 Ferry
Street. Then moved to Route 1, La Crosse, 615 Mormon Coulee
Road. After this building sold to the La Crosse Public Schools
in 1974, St. Pius X School moved to the Holy Cross Seminary
building, 4238 Mormon Coulee Road. Same site called 3710
East Avenue South at time of compilation.
Roman Catholic Elementary School

ST. ROSE INSTITUTE AND CONVENT
9th Street between Market and Winnebago Streets
1876-
Also called: St. Rosa de Viterbo's Convent, Convent of St. Rosa
de Viterbo, St. Rose Convent.
Listed variously under: select schools, parochial schools,
school devoted to training of novices as teachers, boarding
school (ca.1928). Later sources do not mention in conjunction
with schools.
Convent still operative at time of compilation.
Roman Catholic

ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL
20th and Weston Streets
1950-
Roman Catholic Elementary School

St. Wenceslaus School
see
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

Seventh-Day Adventist School
see
LA CROSSE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST SCHOOL

VITERBO COLLEGE
815 South 9th Street
1941-
Originally college for women. Became co-educational in 1970,
Roman Catholic

VITERBO NURSING CENTER
615 South 10th Street (1941-early 1970's)
816 South 10th Street (early 1970's- )
1941-
Originally called St. Francis School of Nursing (1941-1970)
Roman Catholic

DAY CARE CENTERS, NURSERY SCHOOLS

AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOLS

III. DAY CARE CENTERS, NURSERY SCHOOLS
AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOLS

Annett, Margaret, Day Care Center
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

Bellerue, Rose, Day Care Center
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

Bellerue Day Nursery
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

Broader Day School Age Children
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

CEREBRAL PALSY PRE-SCHOOL
Newman Center (1732 State Street)
1974-1978
Also called United Cerebral Palsy Pre-School.

CHILEDA INSTITUTE (Special Education)
4238 Mormon Coulee Road (1977-1980)
1020 Mississippi Street (1980- )
1977-
Moved to La Crosse from Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

THE CHILDREN'S ARK (Pre-School)
2122 Campbell Road
1972-
Also called First Free Church Pre-School.
Associated with
First Evangelical Free Church.

CHILDREN'S HOUSE MONTESSORI
West Avenue and Market Streets (1978-1979)
8th and Main Streets (1980)
Pleasant Valley School, West Salem (1981)

COMMUNITY PRE-SCHOOL
1301 Cass Street (1969-1973)
233 West Avenue South (1973-
1969-

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH NURSERY SCHOOL
2503 Main Street
1962-

COULEE REGION INFANT DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER
1509 King Street (Stoffel Hall of English Lutheran Church)
1974-
Also called Medary School Infant Stimulation Program.

COUNTRY TREE HOUSE (Day Care)
Route 3, La Crosse
1977-
Housed in building formerly Washington School and Shelby
Township District No. 2. Closed as a public school in 1973.

CREATIVE WORLD (Development Center)
1022 Caledonia Street
1982-

Deaf and Dumb School
see
WASHBURN SCHOOL (in Public Schools Index)

DISCOVERY CHILD CARE CENTERS INC.
Discovery I - 2135 Weston Street (1976-1979)
1602 Redfield Street (1979- )
1925 George Street (1976- )
911 South 4th Street (1977- )
Discovery II Discovery III 1976-

Elm Grove Day Care Center
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

Elm Grove Pre-School
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

First Free Church Pre-School
see
THE CHILDREN'S ARK

HAMILTON NURSERY SCHOOL
8th and Johnson Streets
ca. mid-1940's

HEADSTART
1509 King Street (Stoffel Hall of English Lutheran Church)
1972-
JACK AND JILL PRE-SCHOOL
1209 Main Street
1973-

JEFFERSON PRE-SCHOOL
1022 Caledonia Street
1973-1976

LA CROSSE AREA DAY CARE CENTER FOR THE RETARDED
2063 County Trunk Highway BM
1968-1976
Called Medary School and Workshop Inc. 1974-1976.

LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.
1972-
This corporation created in 1972 by the merger of: Nursery
School or La Crosse Day Nursery (under Rose Bellerue), 1942-1972,
and La Crosse Area Child Development Association (Elm Grove
Pre-School), 1969-1972.
Complete corporation membership (including dates of operation)
1. Margaret Annett Center, 1321 St. James Street, 1975-
2. Rose Bellerue Center (first called La Crosse Day Nursery)
a. 119 South 10th Street, 1942-ca.l966
b. 1234 Ferry Street, ca.1967-1973 1942-1982
c. 1509 King Street, ca.1973-1974 except
d. 612 Division Street, 1978-1982 1974-1978
3. Elm Grove Center, 4238 MC Road/3710 East Avenue South, 1969
4. Marian Mieden Center, Onalaska, 1980-
5. Broader Day School Age Children, 3505 South 28th Street, 1982

La Crosse Day Nursery
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

LA CROSSE HOME FOR CHILDREN
2507 Weston Street
1888-
Serves severely disturbed children, many with accompanying
conditions such as epilepsy and minimal brain damage. Service
extended to include day care in ca.1980.

La Crosse Montessori Pre-School
see
LA CROSSE MONTESSORI SOCIETY INC.

LA CROSSE MONTESSORI SOCIETY INC.
1818 Redfield Street
1965- (Incorporated in 1966)

THE LEARNING TREE
1140 Main Street
Mid-1970's-
The Y.W.C.A. Nursery School

LITTLE BO-PEEP DAY CARE AND NURSERY SCHOOL
1914 Sharon Street
ca.1974-1975

Margaret Annett Day Care Center
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

Marian Mieden Day Care Center
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

Medary School Infant Stimulation Program
see
COULEE REGION INFANT DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Medary School and Work Shop Inc.
see
LA CROSSE AREA DAY CARE CENTER FOR THE RETARDED

Mieden, Marian, Day Care Center
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

Montessori Pre-School
see
LA CROSSE MONTESSORI SOCIETY INC.
CHILDREN'S HOUSE MONTESSORI

Nursery School
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

PARENT-CHILD CENTER
612 Division Street (1974-1979)
419 North 9th Street (1979- )
1974-Day care center serving students at WWTI, UW-L and Viterbo
College.' Initially, the Parent-Child Center and the Tri-Campus
Center operated under one umbrella organization to provide this
service. Both centers were located at 612 Division Street. When
funding requirements relaxed, the Tri-Campus Child Care Center
dissolved. The Parent-Child Center continued to operate and
eventually was relocated into new quarters on the WWTI campus.
Tri-Campus Child Care Center (1974-1975)

RED BALLOON CHILD CARE
612 Division Street
1982-

Rose Bellerue Day Care Center
see
LA CROSSE DAY CARE CENTER INC.

School for the Deaf
see
WASHBURN SCHOOL (in the Public School Index)

Tri-Campus Child Care Center
see
PARENT-CHILD CENTER

United Cerebral Palsy Pre-School
see
CEREBRAL PALSY PRE-SCHOOL

Y.W.C.A. Nursery School
see
THE LEARNING TREE

MUSIC, DANCING, ETC., SCHOOLS

IV. MUSIC, DANCING, ETC. SCHOOLS

A & W MUSIC COMPANY
301 Main Street
ca.1963-1976

ANITA'S TWIRLING SCHOOL
1211 Green Bay Street
ca.1967-1970
Anita Tanke, teacher

ANNETT PIANO STUDIO
123 North 14th Street
ca.1975-1980; lessons taught (no studio) earlier
Thomas Annett, teacher

ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIO
509 1/2 Main Street
226 Main Street
ca.1952-1963

BACH'S DANCING ACADEMY
224 Main Street
ca.1901-1909
Mrs. Bach, instructor

BALDWIN MUSIC CENTER
1355 Caledonia Street
ca.1982-

BATON SCHOOL
222 1/2 Main Street
ca.1968-1972

BEHIND-THE-BREWERY ART STUDIO
1026 Front Street
ca.1970-1971
Dale and Betty Kendrick, instructors

CHARLIE'S ACCORDION STUDIO
1111 St. Andrew Street
ca.1965-1971

COBB, SYLVIA, SCHOOL OF DANCING
3rd and State Streets (Hotel La Crosse)
224 State Street
1730 George Street
ca.1945-1957

THE CONSERVATORY
425 Cass Street
ca.1951-1959
Harmer Root, manager

The Creative Dance Center
see
LORAYNE'S SCHOOL OF DANCING

DAHLBERG'S MUSIC
301 Main Street
219 Main Street
ca.1969-1981

DANNY'S HOUSE OF MUSIC
307-309 Main Street
ca.1957-1974

HARLENE'S SCHOOL OF TWIRLING
124 North 4th Street (basement of Stoddard Hotel)
ca.1961-1964
Harlene Garness, instructor

IMPERIAL MUSIC SCHOOL
506 Main Street
ca.1915 Fred Nolet, teacher

LA CROSSE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
5th and Market Streets (Germania Hall)
ca.1907
J. S. Knight, teacher

LA CROSSE MUSICAL ACADEMY
State between 7th and 8th Streets
ca.1873-1874
Fred Hoppe, teacher

LA CROSSE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
325 Main Street
ca.1909-1911
Fred Leithold, president

LARRY'S MUSIC
315 Lang Drive
ca.1978-

LEITHOLD PIANO COMPANY
116 South 4th Street
ca.1950-

LORAYNE'S SCHOOL OF DANCING
1211 Green Bay Street
1502 West Avenue South (1962-1964)
2540 East Avenue South (1965-1978)
ca.1959-
More recently called The Creative Dance Center.

LORETO SCHOOL OF DANCE
509 1/2 Main Street
ca.1950-1951
Gwen M. Hutson, teacher

LYGA STUDIOS OF DANCE AND DRAMA
115 South 7th Street
ca.1934-1936
Rosalie Lyga, teacher

MARILYN SCHOOL OF DANCE
222 Main Street
222 1/2 Main Street
ca.1960-

MODAHL HORN SHOP
305 Pearl Street (ca.1951-1953)
205 South 4th Street (ca.1959-1965)

MOLZAHN SCHOOL OF TWIRLING
222 1/2 Main Street
ca.1964-1965
Phyllis M. Molzahn, teacher

HONDO DANCE STUDIO
105 North 4th Street
ca.1950-1952
Lila and James Mondo, teachers

THE MUSIC CENTER
1116 Gillette Street
ca.1959-1963

RAMSBOTTOM PIANO & ORGAN
304 Main Street
2414 Rose Street
ca.1970-1978

Ruhnow Banjo Guitar Studio
see
RUHNOWS MUSIC STORE

RUHNOWS MUSIC STORE
206 South 4th Street
124 1/2 5th Avenue South
ca.1930-1962
In early years of existence called Ruhnow Banjo Guitar Studio
(307 Main Street). May have continued as a music store until 1967.

SCHARPING STUDIO OF DANCING
304 Main Street
ca.1930-1934
Vera Scharping, instructor
Karl W. Scharping, manager

Sylvia Cobb School of Dancing
see
COBB, SYLVIA, SCHOOL OF DANCING

TERRY'S MUSIC STORE
307 Main Street
ca.1940-1956

MISCELLANEOUS (including BUSINESS) SCHOOLS

V. MISCELLANEOUS (including BUSINESS) SCHOOLS

American Katate & Fitness Studio
see
AMERICAN KARATE STUDIO

AMERICAN KARATE STUDIO
1010 South 19th Street
1979-
Also called: American Karate & Fitness Studio

AMERICAN TRAINING SERVICE
324-330 Main Street (301 Linker Building)
ca.1961

Atwell Business College
see
LA CROSSE BUSINESS COLLEGE (First)
CAREER SERVICE INCORPORATED
123 North 4th Street
ca.1961

CHOI'S TAE KWON-DO ACADEMY
731 Rose Street
ca.1979

CHRISHAVEN
137 West Avenue South
ca.1980-1981

DALE CARNEGIE COURSES
Offered at various times and from various locations throughout
the city.

DRIVER'S EDUCATION INC.
1414 Townsend Street
ca.1969-1970

DEALER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING CENTER
129 Vine Street (1967)
3600 Pammel Creek Road
1967-1971
Associated with the Trane Company.

DIESEL TRUCK DRIVERS TRAINING SCHOOL INC.
905 Main Street
ca.1979

EMMA SCHUMAN KINDERGARTEN
130 South 7th Street
ca.1891-1909
Established by Anna Knutesen in 1891 and taken over later by
Emma Schuman.

FEMALE SEMINARY
9th and King Streets
1868-ca.l869
Mrs. A. Johnson, principal
Also called: Young Ladies Seminary.

GRANDVIEW SCHOOL OF NURSING
17th and Main Streets (Grandview Hospital)
1919-?
Also called: Grandview Training School for Nurses.
Hospital closed in 1969.

Grandview Training School for Nurses
see
GRANDVIEW SCHOOL OF NURSING

GREENFIELD FARM STABLE
Route 1, Box 116
1972-
Also called: Greenfield Stables Inc. Lessons sometimes
advertised.

Herbert H. Ristow School of Golf
see
RISTOW, HERBERT H., SCHOOL OF GOLF

HYPNOTISM INSTITUTE
421 Main Street (Newburg Building)
ca.1971-
Moved to Route 2, Onalaska, in 1979.

INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS
513 Main Street (ca.1901-1902)
205 Main Street (ca.1903-1905)
401-413 Main Street (ca.1907)
326-330 Main Street (ca.1911)
15 King Street (ca.1915)
Also various box numbers intermittently 1926-1937.

IRISH HILL STABLES
Route 1, Highway 33
ca. 19 70-19 74
Riding instructions advertised.

THE JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF COMMERCIAL ART INC.
221 Main Street
ca.1967-1969
W.H. Jefferson, president

Keefe Business College
see
TRI-STATE KEEFE BUSINESS COLLEGE

Keefe Business College and Conservatory of Music
see
TRI-STATE KEEFE BUSINESS COLLEGE

KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL
729 South 5th Avenue (Germania Hall)
ca.1878-1881

La Crosse Academy
see
SELECT SCHOOLS LA CROSSE CLASSICAL AND COMMERCIAL ACADEMY

La Crosse Academy of Karate
see
LA CROSSE SCHOOL OF CHINESE BOXING

La Crosse Beauty School
see
LA CROSSE SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE

LA CROSSE BROTHERHOOD OF LIGHT
506 Main Street
ca.1932
Anton Delleff, instructor

LA CROSSE BUSINESS COLLEGE (First)
3rd and Pearl Streets
1869-ca.l891
Also called: Model Business College (1869)
Atwell Business College (1870-1871)
La Crosse Business College and Institute of
Telegraphy and Penmanship (1873-1874)

LA CROSSE BUSINESS COLLEGE (Second)
504 (or 506?) Main Street
ca.1915-1928

LA CROSSE BUSINESS COLLEGE (Third)
329 1/2 Jay Street
ca.1947

La Crosse Business College and Institute of Telegraphy and Penmanship
see
LA CROSSE BUSINESS COLLEGE (First)

LA CROSSE CLASSICAL AND COMMERCIAL ACADEMY
no location
1867-1871
J.H. Nourse, principal (1867)
J.W. McLaury, principal (1868)
Academy association incorporated in 1869. Disbanded when public
school for upper grades opened in 1871.
Also called: La Crosse Academy

LA CROSSE COLLEGE
30S Macmillan Building
506 Macmillan Building
ca.1901-1909

LA CROSSE COMMERCIAL COLLEGE
no location
May be the same as La Crosse Business College (First).

La Crosse Female Academy
see
SELECT SCHOOLS

LA CROSSE FEMALE SEMINARY
no location found
1857 (opened)
S.E. and S.M. Wells, teachers. For advanced pupils.

LA CROSSE LUTHERAN HOSPITAL SCHOOL FOR NURSES
1910 South Front Street (1910 Mormon Coulee Road)
ca.1918-1919

LA CROSSE MEDICAL COLLEGE
no location
1864-1881
Chartered in 1864 but never actually functioned as a school. Two
dissections were performed.

LA CROSSE RIDING ACADEMY
Route 1, State Road
ca.1932-1940
B.T. Greenwald, proprietor

LA CROSSE SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE
328 Pearl Street (until ca.1957)
718 Main Street (ca.1957- )
ca.1945-
Also called: La Crosse Beauty School.

LA CROSSE SCHOOL OF CHINESE BOXING
710 Cass Street
ca.1970-1978
Also called: La Crosse Academy of Karate (1970-1975)

Model Business College
see
LA CROSSE BUSINESS COLLEGE (First)

NATIONAL SERVICE CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL
421 Main Street (206 Newburg Building)
ca.1961

PALMER COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC
no location found
ca.1968-1971
Associated with Barge Chiropractic Clinic.

Private Kindergarten
see
PRIVATE SCHOOL

PRIVATE SCHOOL
119 South llth Street (ca.1885-1886); also called Private
Kindergarten.
1134 Cameron Street (ca.1888-1891)
Kindergarten.

RIDGEVIEW STABLES
Route 1, Highway 33
ca.1968-
Lessons advertised.

RISTOW, HERBERT H., SCHOOL OF GOLF
226 Main Street
ca.1932
Herbert H, Ristow, instructor

SCHOOL OF ORATORY
427 Main Street
ca.1893

School of Stenography
see
TRI-STATE KEEFE BUSINESS COLLEGE

School of Stenography and Typewriting
see
TRI-STATE KEEFE BUSINESS COLLEGE

SELECT SCHOOLS
Several such private schools listed:
First one located near the Presbyterian Church, Miss Bentley,
teacher. Developed into the La Crosse Academy in 1856. Also
called La Crosse Female Academy.
Select School, C.M. Bowe, teacher, opened in 1853.
Select School, M.D. Williams, llth and King Streets, 1874-1884,
Select School, F.L. Roese, teacher, 12 North 3rd Street,
ca.1880-1881.

Toland Business School
see
WISCONSIN BUSINESS UNIVERSITY

TRI-STATE KEEFE BUSINESS COLLEGE
401-413 Main Street
119-121 South 4th Street
328 Pearl Street
ca.1890-1932
Also called: School of Stenography (1890)
School of Stenography and Typewriting (1891-1894)
Keefe Business College (1895-1926)

Young Ladies Seminary
see
FEMALE SEMINARY

WESTERN WISCONSIN BALLET ACADEMY
20 Copeland Avenue
ca.1978-1979

WISCONSIN BUSINESS UNIVERSITY
301 Main Street
1892-1941
Also called: Toland Business School.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE OF SCIENTIFIC DRESSMAKING
1205 South 7th Street
ca.1911-1913
Ella Beardsley, proprietor

Young Ladies Seminary
see
FEMALE SEMINARY

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