This photo appeared in the November 2, 1898 Stillwater Gazette (weekly edition), part of the "Our County Public Schools Series" column. (See that issue for a detailed history of the school district up to that time.)
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|District formed||The borders of the school district were carved from the Soule District and established in 1859.|
|Years schools built||1860; 1881 (about 24X36 feet in size, pictured above)|
|General location||Halfway between White Bear Lake and Stillwater in Grant Township|
|Modern address||Hwy. 96 and Jamaca Avenue|
|District boundaries||A few changes by 1898 were made where a half-section on the north and a half-section on the west were lost, and a half-section on the east and a quarter-section on the south were gained.|
|Disposition||destroyed by fire in 1979|
*The school was named for the clerk of the district, Robert J. Pfiffner. It was used by eighth graders until the 1940s. Known by many as "The Little Red School House," it was used as an activity center in the 1970s and was the site of a successful art fair. About that time it became part of "Victoria Station."
*"Transients" burned it down August 4, 1979.
*Consolidated with Mahtomedi School District around 1952.