1-room school in Pinckney, Michigan for sale worth $25,000

By on Jul 7, 2011 in Education, Lifestyle, United States Comments

A 1-room school in Pinckney, Michigan was reportedly for sale worth $25,000, as requested by Pinckney Community Schools, which owns the building.

Hicks School,1-room school in Pinckney
Image Credit: Alan Ward/Daily Press & Argus

As reported at LivingstonDaily.com on Thursday, July 07, 2011, the 1-room school in Pinckney has been listed for sale by Realtor Rick Beaudin and costs $25,000.

The 1-room school house or also known as Hicks School was said to be historical particularly for Pinckney residents which was last used for educational purposes in 1972.

Hicks School was last used when the district experienced overcrowding student population.” Pinckney Community Schools Board of Education President Anne Colone said on the report.

“We made the decision to sell it and asked (Superintendent Dan Danosky) to contact someone to put it on the market and see if there was any interest,” Colone added.

Nevertheless, she noted that the building still has electricity and is in “decent shape” while Beaudin told the report that its roof needs replacement.

According to the report, this one-room school measures 924 square feet and is located at M-36 and Farley Road with the now-defunct Pinckney Area Historical Society noting some of its historical facts.

Apparently, Hicks School was said to have been named after George Hicks, son of Solomon Hicks, who was then a board member and patron of the school.

The 1-room school was reportedly completed in June 1850 when the public voted to raise $100 for its construction, as teachers’ salary that time was about “$1.50 to $2” a week.

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