Eastpointe in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erin-Warren Fractional District No. 2 School
This school served children in Erin and Warren Townships from 1872 to 1921. Beginning in 1838, German farmer Christian Gerlach held classes in his home. During the 1840s a log building served as a classroom. In 1850 a red frame school was built. In 1872 the red school was replaced with this structure. Popularly known as Halfway School, it was located in the village of Halfway, midway between Mount Clemens and Detroit. When the school closed in 1921, it was moved to the southeast corner of Nine Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue and used as a warehouse. The East Detroit Historical Society acquired the school in 1984, returning it to within one hundred feet of its original site and restoring its nineteenth century appearance.
Erected 1995 by Bureau of Michigan History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1706.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
Location. 42° 27.872′ N, 82° 57.761′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15500 East Nine Mile Road, Eastpointe MI 48021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eastpointe Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Immanuel Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The John Theisen House (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Liberty Motor (approx. 2.1 miles away); St. Mark Lutheran Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Warren Township District No. 4 School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Andrew R. Strable Catholic War Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastpointe.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.