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Grand Blanc in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Grand Blanc Consolidated School

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, August 18, 2021
1. Grand Blanc Consolidated School Marker
Inscription.  At the close of the nineteenth century, many rural Michigan school districts were in crisis as people left farms for the city and industrial jobs. A 1903 state law authorized consolidation of districts and provided for public transportation to ensure access to more distant schools. Local schools quickly responded and in 1904 nearby districts Porter and Cook had joined with Grand Blanc. By 1921 the entire township consolidated.

When Grand Blanc became the first consolidated school district in the state, it used the school that stood on this site and was destroyed in a 1920 fire. Students were originally brought by horse-drawn bus to the consolidated school. It was later mandated that all school vehicles be motorized. The present building was dedicated in January 1922 with 350 pupils. Several additions have been necessary as enrollment grew.
 
Erected 2012 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2230.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition,
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By J.T. Lambrou, August 18, 2021
2. Grand Blanc Consolidated School Marker
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it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 42° 55.439′ N, 83° 37.569′ W. Marker is in Grand Blanc, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of South Saginaw Street and Bush Street, on the right when traveling south on South Saginaw Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11920 S Saginaw St, Grand Blanc MI 48439, 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. Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Simeon Perry Farmstead /Perry Family (approx. 0.8 miles away); Davison Farmstead (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); William Ray Perry House (approx. 1.8 miles away); U.S. Military Road (approx. 2 miles away); The Buick Open (approx. 2.1 miles away); Burton Rotary Pavilion (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Blanc.
 
Grand Blanc Consolidated School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, August 18, 2021
3. Grand Blanc Consolidated School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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