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Canton in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Canton Center School

 
 
Canton Center School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 1, 2016
1. Canton Center School Marker
Inscription. This one-room schoolhouse was constructed in 1884 by Hargreaze Sittlington. The school's arches and raised brickwork may have been modeled after the 1882 Cherry Hill United Methodist Church. Both buildings are typical of rural schoolhouses and churches of the period. The Canton Center School ceased operating as a grammar school in 1954. In 1977 the Plymouth - Canton School District donated the structure to the Canton Historical Society, which restored the building. It opened as a museum in 1982.
 
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L719.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 17.998′ N, 83° 29.23′ W. Marker is in Canton, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of South Canton Center Road and Heritage Park Road, on the right when traveling south on South Canton Center Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1022 South Canton Center Road, Canton MI 48188, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic Cady Barn (approx. 2 miles away); Palmer Shed (approx. 2 miles away); Farming in Canton
Canton Center School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 1, 2016
2. Canton Center School and Marker
Marker can be seen behind the Canton Historical Museum sign.
(approx. 2 miles away); Bartlett Travis House (approx. 2 miles away); Canton Pioneer Home (approx. 2 miles away); Preservation Park (approx. 2 miles away); Cherry Hill Village (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cherry Hill School (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Additional comments.
1. Canton Historical Museum
The Canton Historical Museum is now housed in the former schoolhouse.
    — Submitted December 2, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

 
Categories. Education
 
Plaque on the front of the building image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 1, 2016
3. Plaque on the front of the building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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