St. John's Military Academy

Genessee St., Delafield, Wisconsin

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St. John's was founded in 1844 by Sidney T. Smythe. He dedicated the rest of his life to building the academy, with all buildings tied together in English Gothic style, including heavy stone construction and battlements to resemble European castles.

It is also the answer to a trivia question from the Ron Howard film Apollo 13.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2012

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 28, 1977
Reference number
77000059
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Late Gothic Revival; Other architectural type; Picturesque
Areas of significance
Education; Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
District
Historic function
School
Current function
School
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1884
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 17
Contributing structures: 3
Contributing sites: 3
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status
  • June 2, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning

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