Edwards Corner School, Flowerfield Township, St Joseph County, Michigan

Location: withheld since this is now a private residence.

Edwards Corner School (Flowerfield Fractional District No 2) was built in 1899 is now the parsonage for a church. It is a rectangular red-brick structure with a foyer on the front. There is a single door on the front of the foyer with a school identification sign above it. A medium-sized window is on either side of the foyer, and two large arched-top windows once existed on the front of the schoolroom, but one has been converted into a smaller first-story window (keep reading, you'll understand) and the other is bricked-over. The schoolhouse once was apparently a single quite-tall story, with 3 large probably-arched-top windows on each side, one of which has been converted to a rear door, and one of which has been doubled. However, I theorize that when the school was converted into a residence, it was changed into a two-story building. Five rows of not-quite-matching bricks sit on top of first floor windows that are shorter than the outlines apparent on the front of the building, with small windows above which I believe to be second-story windows. Unfortunately, the double row of brick arches that was probably above those windows, and which still appears on the foyer's door and windows, was lost in the conversion. The building is now protected by a modern green metal roof, and looks to be in great condition with a bright and long future.

    
Edwards Corners School, now a parsonage for church
    
Edwards Corners School, now a parsonage for church
    
Edwards Corners School, now a parsonage for church
    
Edwards Corners School, now a parsonage for church
    
Edwards Corners School, now a parsonage for church

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