c. 1880 Church & School – Pepin, WI

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W8891 County Rd N, Pepin, WI 54759

  • $69,000
  • 3040 Sq Ft
  • 2.08 Ac.
Terrific church building in valley setting near Little Plum Creek. Two electric hot water heaters, oven/range and forced air furnace. On over 2 acres and includes the best preserved historic building in area-Little Plum School House. This is a great property! Church has closed.
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Charles Tiffany, Coldwell Banker Brenizer Realtors,
(715) 235-8443

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16 Comments on c. 1880 Church & School – Pepin, WI

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  1. Michael Mackin says: 2861 comments

    I’m a little confused. The first two pictures are of a different building.

  2. FFDriverFFDriver says: 10 comments

    Kelly, I have to laugh. Someone kidded you the other day about a run on churches and schools, and today you show us both in one listing. Is the cemetery at the back of the church included?

  3. David says: 26 comments

    One could open a historical museum with this property.

    I’ve always kinda wanted to own my own cemetery. Good times.

  4. Coqu says: 249 comments

    Laura Ingalls was born in this vicinity (~5 miles away). The schoolhouse was built 10 years after they moved, but kind of neat anyway since it’s in such a historic condition! Her first book “Little House in the Big Woods” was based here.

    • Cathy F. says: 2264 comments

      I was wondering about that; as soon as I saw the listing’s address, I was thinking: Laura Ingalls Wilder. Cool!

      • Coqu says: 249 comments

        Are you referring to “near Little Plum Creek” in the description? Don’t get that confused with Plum Creek outside Walnut Grove, MN where her “On the Banks of Plum Creek” took place 🙂

  5. hearsetrax says: 237 comments

    Laura Wilder’s stories are all the more reason to snatch this one up xtra quick jejeje

  6. Mary says: 21 comments

    Oh my word! How exciting! My husband is from Pepin. His parents still live there. It is truly a gorgeous place. Along the Mississippi River along the Great River Road, which has been listed in Fodor’s Most Scenic drives. It was part of my husband’s family’s church. There pastor would go out there and preach time to time. It has a population of 975 people in Pepin. They have the Laura Ingalls Wilder Days and the Laura Ingalls Wilder museum there. Beware though, taxes in Pein and all of WI are HIGH! I would buy this in a heart beat if only I had that money just lying around. We hope to retire to either Pepin, WI or the Great Smoky Mountains of TN.

  7. Tom Grabinski says: 67 comments

    That is not just any old cemetery either. For over a century, people have been dying to get in there.

    • Karen Abadie says: 101 comments

      They’ve been using that line in Colma, CA for as long as I can remember. 90% of the population is under ground (literally).

  8. karrie says: 222 comments

    I would love to have a couple of those desks. Hard to find these days. Hope someone will buy this and appreciate its history.

  9. BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Fantastic! My heaven will look a lot like this property in WI.

  10. Linda Lotito says: 1 comments

    My mother who recently passed grew up in Pepin. Her father, who owned the Pepin Herald in the 1920’s (Lloyd Axtell) was the 12th child of Dr Milton Axtell of Pepin. The cemetery in town is full of many Axtell descendants.

    • Coqu says: 249 comments

      “Laura Ingalls Wilder letter to Cousin Lottie Axtell 1948”

      It appears Milton’s sons Samuel and Robert married Laura Ingalls’ relatives, I can’t quite piece it together since I don’t know these people. You’ll likely recognize the names and might be able to. (If you weren’t aware of this).

      “‘Little House in the Big Woods’ never mentions Laura’s cousins on her mother’s side. The cousin Lotty in the book is not our Lottie Carpenter Axtell. Biographies of Laura sometimes mention that Milton Blachly Axtell was the doctor in Pepin.”


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