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Rochester in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Torch

represents Education

 

—Explore Rochester and Our City Seal —

 
The Torch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
1. The Torch Marker
Inscription. Built in 1889 to replace a school that had burned down the year before, the Avon School District No. 5 Schoolhouse sits on the site of the first private school in Avon Township, originally constructed in 1847. Since Rochester's founding, the community has believed in the promise that comes with formal and extracurricular education. To this day, an everlasting commitment to life-long learning is demonstrated throughout the many centers of education in and around Rochester.
 
Erected by City of Rochester.
 
Location. 42° 40.909′ N, 83° 8.435′ W. Marker is in Rochester, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of West University Drive and Wilcox Street, on the right when traveling east on West University Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 West University Drive, Rochester MI 48307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warming House Renovation (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Castle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Township Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); George Vandeventer House (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Avon Cemetery
The Torch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
2. The Torch Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Three-faced Clock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rochester Opera House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Masonic Block (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Categories. Education
 
The Torch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
3. The Torch Marker
View looking southwest at the Rochester Community Schools building. The original school building is at the extreme right of the image.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Image of the front of the original building from Wilcox Street. • Can you help?
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