Eggleston School

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Eggleston School
Eggleston School (Michigan).jpg
Eggleston School is located in Michigan
Eggleston School
Location within the state of Michigan
Location 10539 Nolan Road
Nester Township, Michigan
Coordinates 44°11′47″N 84°28′41″W / 44.1963°N 84.4780°W / 44.1963; -84.4780Coordinates: 44°11′47″N 84°28′41″W / 44.1963°N 84.4780°W / 44.1963; -84.4780
Built 1934
NRHP Reference # 96000368[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 4, 1996
Designated MSHS February 29, 1996[2]

The Eggleston School is former school and current private residential structure located at the 10539 Nolan Road in rural Nester Township in southeastern Roscommon County, Michigan. It was designated as a Michigan Historic Site on February 29, 1996 and soon after added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 4, 1996.[1][2] It is the only property in Roscommon County listed on the National Register and one of only four county properties designated as a Michigan Historic Site — along with Gerrish Township Information Site, Pioneer House, and Turney House.[3]

Located at the corner of Nolan Road and Muma Road in section 19 of the very sparsely populated Nester Township, the masonry structure was built in 1934 to serve as a schoolhouse for the few residents of the township. The school included two classrooms upstairs and large open space on the first floor as a gymnasium, auditorium, and cafeteria. The school and its property were financed by the township's largest landowner, Mary Eggleston.[2] It stands on five acres (2.3 ha) of land that also includes a small cemetery, which contains only three graves, located near the structure.[4] At some point, the school was decommissioned and converted into a private residential structure.[2] The few students in the area now attend Houghton Lake Community Schools about 20 miles (32 km) northwest in Houghton Lake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. February 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d State of Michigan (2009). "Eggleston School". Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ State of Michigan (2009). "Michigan Historic Sites Online: Roscommon County". Retrieved February 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ Find a Grave (2011). "Nester Township Cemetery". Retrieved February 18, 2011.