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Clarenceville School District / Louis E. Schmidt Auditorium

 
 
Clarenceville School District Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, April 9, 2021
1. Clarenceville School District Marker
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Clarenceville School District
The Clarenceville School District originated as Fractional School District No. 5 in 1837 and served the children of present-day Livonia, Farmington Hills and Redford. The village of Clarenceville was the last stagecoach stop on the Lansing to Detroit plank road, and was named for Postmaster Thomas Clarency, who owned what became the Botsford Inn. In 1907 the post office closed, but the school district, the inn and the cemetery remained.

Louis E. Schmidt Auditorium
The Louis E. Schmidt Auditorium was home to the Clarenceville Jazz Series from 1969 to 1982. Jazz greats like Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, and Maynard Ferguson performed here and held workshops for middle and high school students. Built in 1968 the auditorium was named for Louis E. Schmidt who served as school superintendent from 1948 to 1966 and in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1967 to 1968.
 
Erected 2001 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S0672.)
Louis E. Schmidt Auditorium Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, April 9, 2021
2. Louis E. Schmidt Auditorium Marker
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 42° 26.098′ N, 83° 20.219′ W. Marker is in Livonia, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Middlebelt Road 0.2 miles south of Norfolk, on the right when traveling south. Located near the auditorium entrance for Clarenceville High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20155 Middlebelt Rd, Livonia MI 48152, 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. Botsford Inn (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shiawassee Indian Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); Detroit United Railway (approx. 1.8 miles away); Redford Township District No. 5 School (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Potawatomi Indians of Farmington (approx. 2.7 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Travel Through Time (approx. 2.8 miles away); Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, Inc. (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Clarenceville School District / Louis E. Schmidt Auditorium Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, April 9, 2021
3. Clarenceville School District / Louis E. Schmidt Auditorium Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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