Bridge School - Raisinville Township, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 41° 57.655 W 083° 32.914
17T E 288797 N 4648578
The public school in Michigan is located at the corner of Dixon and Ida Maybee Road in Raisinville Township. It is now used as the township hall. Parking is available.
Waymark Code: WM28FW
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 09/22/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 28

First Public School in Michigan
Pioneer settlers of Raisinville Township were the first citizens to Michigan to fully organize a school district which provided a building and financial support for basic education.
During 1828 the district built a log schoolhouse on land deeded o them by George Sorter. They named it after nearby Bruckner Bridge, newly completed across the River Raisin.

A larger structure built entirely of walnut replaced the log house in 1832. The present brick building was erected in 1868 and added to in 1920. It served as a school continuously until 1950 after its consolidation with Dundee Community Schools.

In 1957 the Dundee School Board deeded the property to Monroe County Historical Society.
96 Ida Maybee Rd
Raisinville Township, MI U.S.A.

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