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Sanford in Midland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Felix School

 
 
Felix School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 12, 2020
1. Felix School Marker
Inscription.  

This one room school house was called the Felix School and was located at the corner of Eleven mile and Beamish roads in Jerome township. The Holsinger family donated the school to the Sanford Historical Society. The school was originally built in 1889 and moved to the museum grounds in 1991.

The school had one teacher who taught grades 1 thru 8 in the same room. The teacher took the pupils from one grade to the front of the room to the long bench where she reviewed their work and gave them new work to do and sent them back to their desk and called the next grade up.

A wood stove heated the school and the bathroom was an outhouse behind the school. The bell on top of the school was used to call the children to school, to come in from recess or rang at the end of the school day. The bell on the roof of the school can still be rung on special occasions.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 43° 40.546′ N, 84° 23.262′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Michigan, in Midland County.
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Marker is on Smith Street north of West Saginaw Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sanford MI 48657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town Hall (a few steps from this marker); Sanford Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lumberman's Bunkhouse (a few steps from this marker); Clare Bailey Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Sanford Centennial Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Stump Puller (within shouting distance of this marker); Depot (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
Felix School District No. 4 1890 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 12, 2020
2. Felix School District No. 4 1890
An additional Felix School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 12, 2020
3. An additional Felix School Marker
In memory of Clarence and Dorothy Holsinger
Donors of this school house
May 29, 1991
Felix School and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 12, 2020
4. Felix School and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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