Wooden Stone School, Cambridge Township, Lenawee County, Michigan

Location: 42.01583, -84.22811, at 11990 Stephenson Rd, Onsted, MI.

Wooden Stone School (Cambridge District No 6) was built in 1850 by the Reverend Robert Wooden. It's an example of the fieldstone construction commonly found in southern Michigan. It was used until 1955. In 1979 the building was condemned by Cambridge Township. A group of citizens convinced the township to postpone demolition, and in 1983 the site was deeded to the Wooden Old Stone School Association, who restored the schoolhouse in 1989. The school has a single centered front door painted grey with a large window on either side of it and the school identification sign above it, stating "Wooden School, 1850, District No 6". There is no remaining bell tower or school bell. There are 3 windows on each side of the building, one of which has been converted into an emergency exit door, and no windows or doors on the back. All 8 windows have solid wooden shutters which are painted grey and were closed when I visited the schoolhouse. The wooden trim at the edge of the roof all the way around is also painted grey. There is an outhouse behind the schoolhouse.

    
Wooden Stone School, 1850-1955, condemned 1979, restored 1989
    
Wooden Stone School, 1850-1955, condemned 1979, restored 1989
    
Wooden Stone School, 1850-1955, condemned 1979, restored 1989
    
Wooden Stone School, 1850-1955, condemned 1979, restored 1989

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