PHOTO GALLERY: Mid-Michigan’s Old One-Room Schoolhouses
I'm sure at one point or another you've been driving down some Michigan road and you spot an old one-room schoolhouse. There's enough of them through our entire state that fortunately are still standing. The ones that remain are either abandoned & deserted or turned into homes, township halls, museums, churches, etc.
Michigan one-room schoolhouses go back as far as the 1700's with most of them ceasing to exist by the 1900's. They began in the 1700's made out of logs, most being torn down and rebuilt in the late 1800's.
The photo gallery here shows you a baker's dozen (13) old one-room schoolhouses still in our area: Lansing, Stockbridge, Leslie, Mason, Grand Ledge, Eaton Rapids, Holt and St. Johns. Most of them have been converted & are still being used (one as a dentist's office) and one of 'em is abandoned and empty.
I remember there used to be one out in Sunfield but I think it was torn down.
This would be a pretty unique opportunity for someone to make an album of old Mid-Michigan schoolhouses.....a big THANK YOU to all who have seen fit to restore and preserve these classic, treasured structures.
Take a look and let me know where there are others in our surrounding area!