Geer School - Superior Township Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 42° 20.490 W 083° 34.043
17T E 288509 N 4690886
The Geer School is an old Brick schoolhouse on Gotfredson Road. The school has a fence with no trespassing signs, but you can see the school from the road.
Waymark Code: WM5925
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 7

The e-Washtenaw web site at (visit link) tells us:

"The 1880 Geer School is a typical 19th century brick one room school house. The school was named for William Geer, the school superintendent at the time. The school served what was known as the “Geer community,” which included William Geer’s post office and general store, believed to have been located at his home. The school hosted the community’s dances, fundraisers, special events, and meetings. It was rehabilitated by the Plymouth School District, and continues to be use by the district for educational purposes."

The Marker reads:
This red brick building is the third structure to house Geer School. The first was a log building constructed in 1829, the second a frame structure nearby. The elected school director, William Geer, donated the land in 1880 and contracted with Joseph Warner of Ypsilanti to construct the building. The school had to meet standard requirements. At least a one acre yard, ample light, coatrooms, outdoor toilets, a wash basin, and a good water supply. It is interesting to note that the area of a schoolhouse 128 x 19 was was the area and distance that a womans voice was expected to carry. The building is 25 x 40 lighted by tall round top windows.
Geer, a well funded school, provided free textbooks uncommon in the 19th century. From 1829 to 1869 each family paid a tax based on the number of days their children attended school. These "rate bills" were repealsed by the vote legeslature in 1869 when free public education was mandated.

A social center for the farming community Geer school hosted annual Thanksgiving Day dinners, spring picnics and dances. Closed in 1982 Geer school was restored in the late 1980's thorugh a community effort. Geer school now provides a one room school experience for fourth graders in the Plymouth Canton Community Schools."

9981 W. Ann Arbor Road
Superior Township, MI USA

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