Saturday, September 12, 2020


Unknown School

 LOCATION:   21009 205th Avenue
 Corner of 21 Mile Road and 205th Avenue in Section 34 of Green Charter Township near Big Rapids

Current Use: Unknown

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Little River School (1905-1935)

LOCATION:  9003 90th Avenue at School Section Lake Veterans Park
Northeast corner of 90th Avenue and 9 Mile Road, Section 15 or 16 of Morton Township

In 2012, Little River School was added to the list of Michigan Historic Sites.  


Paulson House (early 1900's)

The Paulson House was designated a Michigan Historic Site on February 11, 1972. According to the signage, the upper floor of the cabin was used as a district school in the early part of the 20th century.   It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 9, 1972.

Location: From M-94 in Au Trainturn south onto Au Train Forest Lake Road in Au Train Township – the log cabin will be on the west side of the road.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Atherton School
LOCATION: Corner of Henderson Lake Road and M-55 in Section 25, Churchill Township
Current Use: Private Residence

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Podunk School (1904)
LOCATION: Southeast corner of Shearer Road and Ziemer Road in Section 9, Sage Township
Current Use: Unknown
There is not much left of the town of Podunk but the schoolhouse still stands.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran School (1916-1925)
LOCATION: 3557 N Oberlin Road in Section 35, Sherman Township
(just north of M-18 on the west side of the road)
Current Use: Private Residence
Designated a Michigan Historic Site on November 20, 1987


Maple Grove School (1889-1955)
LOCATION: Southeast corner of Hull Road and Conrad Road in Section 29, Arenac Township
Current Use: Church

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Star City School
LOCATION: From Highway 127 (Houghton Lake - Exit 194) go about 9 miles west on M-55 to Star City Road – turn north on Star City Road for about 3 miles. The school is on the east side of Star City Road (just north of Wagner Road) in Section 24, West Branch Township
Current Use: Privately Owned – used for storage

Thursday, November 3, 2016


Johnson School (1894-1946)
LOCATION:  17460 Sherman Blvd, Casnovia in Section 35, Casnovia Township
School is on the north side of Sherman Blvd between Newaygo Road and Peters Road
Current Use: Museum

While driving around Muskegon County, we were unable to locate the following schools:
- Maple Island School in Cedar Creek Township (burned down Nov. 13, 2009)