Banner Oak School - Temperance, MI
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N 41° 45.039 W 083° 32.871
17T E 288163 N 4625229
A one room schoolhouse located at the intersection of East Sterns Road and Crabb Road in Temperance, MI. It closed in 1955.
Waymark Code: WM15J3Z
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 01/10/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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From the Monroe County Historical Marker at the former school:

A tall oak grew in the yard of Lord School built on the NE corner of Sterns & Crabb Roads in 1853. Julius Sterns unfurled a United States banner from the tree in 1863 to prove his patriotism and hatred of slavery. Frank Ludwig, noted Toledo architect designed this brick building to be Banner Oak School on the SE corner in 1871. It housed all 8 grades until 1930 when the four lower grades moved into a portable classroom. Banner Oak, in 1947, was the last rural school to consolidate with Bedford Public Schools. The last classes used the building in 1955.
23 E Sterns Rd.
Temperance, MI USA

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