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  • Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Description: 96 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780472032181 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0472032186 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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Michigan one-room schoolhouses

by Keithan, Mary, 1951-

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Call number: 372.125 Ke

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

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interesting mix

There are buildings that are all but collapsed ruins, and others lovingly saved and converted to museums, or to private homes, and from all parts of the state (or is it just from the lower peninsula?--I didn't recognize locations/counties from the U.P. but that may be due to limited knowledge of the U.P.).

I love the idea of a rural abandoned building--but in a sort of tragic sense: I want to see them saved/preserved, so this book had a lot that was of interest.

I would have loved a map that showed where the schools were located and a brief introduction to the era of one-room schooling, but it's more of a visual work than a full, factual accounting.

I'd recommend it as a way to explore the past of Michigan.

Displays Both the Famous & Obscure

I caught sight of this book in a book store in Traverse City and it really capture my attention (I do prefer architectural history though). The author is a photographer by professio, not a historian, but I was pleased to see she took note of both the well-known schoolhouses and those lesser known in more rural areas. For those familiar with the Capital Hill School in Marshall, MI, the Geddes Town Hall School House on EMU's campus, or maybe the Weber-Blaess Schoolhouse in Saline, this book might interest you.
For further reading, try out the other two books by this author as well.

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