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The Daisy Chapin Schoolhouse was successfully moved to the Lincoln Center on June 25th.

"There's a house coming down St. Lawrence." That was the refrain from residents stepping outside to watch a one-room schoolhouse move to the Beloit Historical Society facilities in Beloit on Tuesday, June 25th. The Daisy Chapin schoolhouse may not be the oldest building in town, but we're pretty sure it's the oldest building that's been moved three times!

Thanks to RJ Hallet Housemovers of Beloit, the Daisy Chapin Schoolhouse made a successful, and long-awaited move from the Hanchett-Bartlett Homestead to the society's grounds at 845 Hackett Street on Tuesday, June 25th. This third move for the restored schoolhouse will soon result in a new, more usable—and much more visible—permanent home on the Lincoln Center grounds. Watch for fundraising announcements once the sale of the homestead is complete.

You can see highlights from the move in this Flickr album by board member, Mark Preuschl.

Moving the 1850 One Room Schoolhouse

Meanwhile, closing on the sale of Hatchett-Bartlett homestead is delayed. We will have further updates following meetings next week.

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