The Historic 1859 Wing Lake School
The Historic Wing Lake Schoolhouse is located at 6490 Wing Lake Road where it crosses Maple Road in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
It is the oldest standing school in the Bloomfield area and has been in continuous service to the Schools and the community since first erected in 1859. Built in the Greek Revival style from fieldstone gathered at area farms, it was designed to be “an honor and an ornament” to the community.
Within its single classroom one teacher taught children of all ages in an un-graded setting. In 2007 the Bloomfield Hills Schools and community began an extensive restoration of the Historic Schoolhouse and today the single classroom is furnished as it would have been in the late 1800’s. The Schoolhouse welcomes classes of schoolchildren who come to experience a day-in-history and provides a community gathering place for social and educational activities.
A Little History (from the Wing Lake School Brochure)
NOTE: The history of the Wing Lake Schoolhouse is well-documented, and work is currently underway to add those materials to this page including: photos, first person accounts, newspaper articles, land records, restoration project details and more. Please come back here again to see what’s new.
If you were an elementary pupil at Wing Lake School between 1859 and 1973, we would love to hear from you. Do you have memories of a favorite teacher? Are there photos or stories written in pencil on primary paper in your attic? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org