History Center and Back-in-Time GardenThe School House opened its doors in 1867, replacing a one-room school nearby. Known then as the Douglas Union School and part of a new public school consolidation movement in Michigan, the school offered classes at all grades—pioneering in free high school education. The building served as a principal place for village activities and was designed to be the most impressive building in the village. Today it is the oldest remaining union school building in Michigan; it ceased to be a school in 1957.
|Placed By||Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:47pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 565259 N 4721571|
|Decimal Degrees||42.64383333, -86.20393333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 38.63', W 86° 12.236'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 38' 37.80" N, 86° 12' 14.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 W Center St, Douglas MI 49406, US|
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