Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan

Location: 42.65013, -82.82103, near 47275 Sugarbush Rd, New Baltimore, MI.

Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1) is said to have been built in the 1880s though records exist for the school back to 1862. Classes were taught continuously in that school until 1954. It was originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. After the school closed it became a real-estate office, but was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996. The township moved the schoolhouse and its outhouse onto the township office land in August 1996, and fully restored it. An annex was added to the back of the schoolhouse for a furnace, restroom and storage. The bell tower was rebuilt in 2021 (after my first two photos below) in honor of the 25th anniversary of the schoolhouse move. My 3rd photo below shows part of that bell tower ready to be installed.

    
Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), built in the 1880s, closed in the 1940s, originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot, contained a real-estate office after the school closed, then was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996, moved onto the township office land, and fully restored, in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan
    
Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), built in the 1880s, closed in the 1940s, originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot, contained a real-estate office after the school closed, then was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996, moved onto the township office land, and fully restored, in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan
    
Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), built in the 1880s, closed in the 1940s, originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot, contained a real-estate office after the school closed, then was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996, moved onto the township office land, and fully restored, in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan

I returned on June 22, 2021, and the finishing touches were being made to the bell tower. I was also able to photograph the inside of the schoolhouse that day.

    
Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), built in the 1880s, closed in the 1940s, originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot, contained a real-estate office after the school closed, then was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996, moved onto the township office land, and fully restored, in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan. In these June 2021 photos, the cuppola and bell have been installed but are undergoing some finishing touches.
    
Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), built in the 1880s, closed in the 1940s, originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot, contained a real-estate office after the school closed, then was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996, moved onto the township office land, and fully restored, in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan. In these June 2021 photos, the cuppola and bell have been installed but are undergoing some finishing touches.
    
Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), built in the 1880s, closed in the 1940s, originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot, contained a real-estate office after the school closed, then was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996, moved onto the township office land, and fully restored, in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan.
    
Interior of Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), built in the 1880s, closed in the 1940s, originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot, contained a real-estate office after the school closed, then was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996, moved onto the township office land, and fully restored, in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan.
    
Interior of Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), built in the 1880s, closed in the 1940s, originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot, contained a real-estate office after the school closed, then was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996, moved onto the township office land, and fully restored, in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan.
    
Interior of Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), built in the 1880s, closed in the 1940s, originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot, contained a real-estate office after the school closed, then was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996, moved onto the township office land, and fully restored, in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan.
    
Interior of Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), built in the 1880s, closed in the 1940s, originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot, contained a real-estate office after the school closed, then was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996, moved onto the township office land, and fully restored, in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan.
    
Interior of Weller School (Chesterfield District No 1), built in the 1880s, closed in the 1940s, originally located near what is now 22 Mile Road and Gratiot, contained a real-estate office after the school closed, then was donated to Chesterfield Township in 1996, moved onto the township office land, and fully restored, in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan.

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