Garfield School, Garfield Township, Newaygo County, Michigan

Location: 43.42406, -85.86003, at 7190 Bingham Ave, Newaygo, MI.

Garfield School is a well-maintained brown brick schoolhouse which is now used as Garfield Township Hall, along with a more recent building behind the schoolhouse on the same property. A sign above the door proclaims it as a "Standard School", meaning one which conformed to the highest standards of Michigan one-room schoolhouses of the day. The schoolhouse was built before 1908. The bell tower is still intact, with a school bell inside it. A chimney at the rear of the school once vented a pot-belly stove. The building has a basement, unusual for a schoolhouse, but probably present since the schoolhouse is built on a hillside. The basement has fieldstone exterior walls. The single front door is centered, with a large window on either side. Both sides of the schoolhouse have 4 large windows. The brickwork is very simple, with no projecting brickwork and simple concrete lintels above the windows.

    
Garfield School, in Garfield Township, Newaygo County, Michigan, now Garfield Township Hall
    
Garfield School, in Garfield Township, Newaygo County, Michigan, now Garfield Township Hall
    
Garfield School, in Garfield Township, Newaygo County, Michigan, now Garfield Township Hall
    
Garfield School, in Garfield Township, Newaygo County, Michigan, now Garfield Township Hall

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