Merle Beach School, Olive Township, Clinton County, Michigan

Location: 42.9167, -84.5817, at S Dewitt Rd opposite Jason Rd, St Johns, MI.

Merle Beach School (Muskrat Lake School, Olive District No 3), is a wooden schoolhouse built in 1865, and closed 101 years later in 1966. It was subsequently used for storage. The school had 3 windows on one side, and only 1 on the other side. A single centered front door had a large window and a small window on either side. There is still a bell tower but no bell. The schoolhouse in terrible shape, with a collapsed roof among its many problems, and the property was for sale in 2017.

    
Merle Beach School, AKA Muskrat Lake School, on S Dewitt Rd opposite Jason Rd, in Olive Township, Clinton County, Michigan. Built in 1865, closed in 1966, building subsequently used for storage, Schoolhouse in terrible shape and property for sale in 2017.
    
Merle Beach School, AKA Muskrat Lake School, on S Dewitt Rd opposite Jason Rd, in Olive Township, Clinton County, Michigan. Built in 1865, closed in 1966, building subsequently used for storage, Schoolhouse in terrible shape and property for sale in 2017.
    
Merle Beach School, AKA Muskrat Lake School, on S Dewitt Rd opposite Jason Rd, in Olive Township, Clinton County, Michigan. Built in 1865, closed in 1966, building subsequently used for storage, Schoolhouse in terrible shape and property for sale in 2017.
    
Merle Beach School, AKA Muskrat Lake School, on S Dewitt Rd opposite Jason Rd, in Olive Township, Clinton County, Michigan. Built in 1865, closed in 1966, building subsequently used for storage, Schoolhouse in terrible shape and property for sale in 2017.
    
Merle Beach School, AKA Muskrat Lake School, on S Dewitt Rd opposite Jason Rd, in Olive Township, Clinton County, Michigan. Built in 1865, closed in 1966, building subsequently used for storage, Schoolhouse in terrible shape and property for sale in 2017.
    
Merle Beach School, AKA Muskrat Lake School, on S Dewitt Rd opposite Jason Rd, in Olive Township, Clinton County, Michigan. Built in 1865, closed in 1966, building subsequently used for storage, Schoolhouse in terrible shape and property for sale in 2017.
    
Merle Beach School, AKA Muskrat Lake School, on S Dewitt Rd opposite Jason Rd, in Olive Township, Clinton County, Michigan. Built in 1865, closed in 1966, building subsequently used for storage, Schoolhouse in terrible shape and property for sale in 2017.
    
Merle Beach School, AKA Muskrat Lake School, on S Dewitt Rd opposite Jason Rd, in Olive Township, Clinton County, Michigan. Built in 1865, closed in 1966, building subsequently used for storage, Schoolhouse in terrible shape and property for sale in 2017.

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