Bingham District No 5 School, Bingham Township, Leelanau County, Michigan

Location: 44.87554, -85.67445, at 7189 S Center Hwy, Suttons Bay, MI.

Bingham District No 5 School was built in 1877 to replace a log structure built in 1870. The school had two rooms teaching K-8. Bingham prospered during the lumber boom of the 1870s and 1880s. By 1910 the area was depleted of timber and the population declined, but the building still served as a school until after World War II. It has been used as the township hall for many years. In 1987 the school was restored to its original appearance. The schoolhouse is a wood frame building, painted white, with 3 large windows on each side and a front door and projecting cloakroom with a large window on either side of it. A bell tower still exists on the roof, with a school bell inside.

    
Bingham District No 5 Schoolhouse, erected in 1877, in use until the 1940's. Restored in 1987. Now used as Bingham Township Hall.
    
Bingham District No 5 Schoolhouse, erected in 1877, in use until the 1940's. Restored in 1987. Now used as Bingham Township Hall.

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