Ferry Street School - Niles, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 49.903 W 086° 15.091
16T E 562150 N 4631363
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating a former school in Niles, Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 12/24/2007 7:29:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM2V9X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Scook
Views: 30

Long Description:

Ferry Street School

Constructed in 1867 at a cost of nearly $3,000, the Ferry Street School opened in January, 1868 as Niles's school for "colored children." In 1870 the Niles school system was integrated, and this facility closed. It reopened as an integrated school in 1873. The west wing was added in 1903. From 1956 to 1975 the School for Exceptional Children was located here. In 1975 concerned citizens began restoring the original building to its nineteenth century style. Nineteenth century one-room schools in this community typically contained a woodburning stove, woodbox, water bench, coat pegs, wooden blackboards and long rows of desks. One teacher often taught two grades. Lessons were in reading, writing, spelling, numbers, declamation and geography - - all with a moral. This school provides a link to schools of yesteryear. ~ text of marker

Historical Name: Ferry Street School

Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: 477

Historical Date: Not listed

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

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