‘Not salvageable’: Mysterious, historic North Grove School nears end of 106-year run

View of North Grove School on Aug. 22, 2016. The structure has been deemed "not salvageable." (Photo by John Cook)
View of North Grove School on Aug. 22, 2016. The structure has been deemed “not salvageable.” (Photo by John Cook)

Students haven’t attended Fremont Township’s North Grove School for 50 years, but it’s continued to play several roles: magnet for artists, historians, and vandals, conversation piece, unique part of the landscape.

The structure’s 106-year run, however, appears near an end.

“I thought I would have a good story for you,” Lonnie Weiler told The Advertiser, standing in the middle of the school surrounded by piles of debris that had been neatly swept. “But it’s just not salvageable.” (Read more)

(This story originally appeared in the Aug. 23, 2016 print edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read in its entirety here).

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