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District No. 8 Schoolhouse

 
 
District No. 8 Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
1. District No. 8 Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1856, this one-room schoolhouse was formerly located on Oakland Drive south of Shaver Road on land donated by Mr. & Mrs. Harvey booth. The schoolhouse remained in use until 1947.

A fine example of Greek revival architecture, the schoolhouse was relocated to the Celery Flats Historical Area in 1990. Beautifully restored, the schoolhouse is owned and operated by the City of Portage.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 42° 12.577′ N, 85° 35.097′ W. Marker is in Portage, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker can be reached from Garden Lane near Kingston Drive, on the left when traveling west. The schoolhouse is part of the Celery Flats Historical Area in Portage Creek Bicentennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7328 Garden Lane, Portage MI 49002, 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. Portage District No. 8 School (a few steps from this marker); Stuart Manor (within shouting distance of this marker); Portage Grain Elevator / Feed Mill
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Hayloft Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); For A Pal (approx. 2 miles away); Indian Fields (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage.
 
Also see . . .  Celery Flats School, Portage Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Links to additional photos, including the inside of the schoolhouse. (Submitted on January 13, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
District No. 8 Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
2. District No. 8 Schoolhouse Marker
District No. 8 Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
3. District No. 8 Schoolhouse
District No. 8 Schoolhouse Location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
4. District No. 8 Schoolhouse Location
The schoolhouse is part of the Celery Flats Historical Area.
District No. 8 Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
5. District No. 8 Schoolhouse
This sign is above the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 13, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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