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Walled Lake in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stonecrest

 
 
Stonecrest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
1. Stonecrest Marker
Inscription.  This land served as the local schoolhouse site from 1836 to 1895. The original schoolhouse situated here was built of hewn logs and oak shakes. Stonecrest was constructed as a one-room schoolhouse in 1860. The teacher at Stonecrest in 1868-69 was Joseph B. Moore, who later sat on the Supreme Court of Michigan and was the son of the builder of the school, Jacob J. Moore. Stonecrest is built of native stones, which were broken, faced and laid up in quicklime mortar. The building is situated on the highest point within the original village of Walled Lake as platted by Jesse Tuttle in 1836. It became the home of the Commerce Township Area Historical Society in 1980.
 
Erected 1981 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L890.)
 
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.
 
Location. 42° 31.958′ N, 83° 29.066′ W. Marker is in Walled Lake, Michigan, in Oakland County.
Stonecrest and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
2. Stonecrest and Marker
Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Street and North Pontiac Trail, on the right when traveling south on Liberty Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 Liberty Street, Walled Lake MI 48390, 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. Walled Lake (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walled Lake Casino (approx. 1˝ miles away); Worth the Drive (approx. 1˝ miles away); Built for Fun (approx. 1˝ miles away); Pavilion Shore Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); From Sibley's Corners to Wixom (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sharing the Bounty (approx. 2.7 miles away); Wixom Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Stonecrest image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
3. Stonecrest
View from the east.
Stonecrest from the North image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
4. Stonecrest from the North
Stonecrest 1860 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
5. Stonecrest 1860
Plaque at front of building:
This building was purchased by the Walled Lake Civic Welfare Club in 1939 for use as a community meeting place. It was donated to the Commerce Township Area Historical Society in 1980.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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