Fallasburg School (Vergennes District No 1), Vergennes Township, Kent County, Michigan
Location: 42.98265, -85.32149, at 14029 Covered Bridge Rd NE, Lowell, MI.
Fallasburg School (Vergennes District No 1) was established in 1867 (30 years after Fallasburg was settled) to replace a log schoolhouse destroyed by fire, and was in-use as a school until 1961. In addition to being used for school, it was also used town meetings, social events, funerals, and church services. It is a wooden frame schoolhouse covered in tongue-and-groove clapboard siding, painted white, with a metal roof and an intact bell tower with a pyramid roof which has no openings that let me determine whether there's a school bell inside. The schoolhouse is built on a fieldstone foundation that was extended in front of the building to form a raised platform. It has four rather small (for a schoolhouse) windows on each side, and two front doors: one for boys and one for girls. Each door has a transom window above it to allow light into the two cloakrooms. A small rear coal and woodshed addition with a poured-concrete foundation was made to the rear of the school after the turn of the century. This nicely-restored school is located within a group of fourteen similarly-restored buildings called the Fallasburg Historic District which have been restored and are maintained by the Fallasburg Historical Society.