Redford Township School District No. 9

Redford Township School District No. 9 (HM1MF7)

Location: Redford Charter Township, MI 48239 Wayne County
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N 42° 22.589', W 83° 17.731'

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In 1874, Redford Township School District No. 9 bought an acre of land from Eugenius and Abigail Hodge and erected this school. Named Beech School, it served the Beech Park settlement that sprang up here adjacent to the Detroit, Lansing & Lake Michigan Railroad. The school was built to accommodate sixty children—although only fifty residents lived in the settlement at the time—and was the largest in the township. Classes were held in Beech School until 1952. The building has housed meetings of the Masonic lodge and the Boy Scouts of America, served as school offices and storage facilities, and as the headquarters for the Association of Retarded Citizens. In 1988 the South Redford School District sold the property to a private developer.
HM NumberHM1MF7
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL1826
Year Placed1991
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 311010 N 4694130
Decimal Degrees42.37648333, -83.29551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.589', W 83° 17.731'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 35.34" N, 83° 17' 43.86" W
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Area Code(s)313
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near SW Srv Rd, Redford Charter Township MI 48239, US
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