South Evergreen Schoolhouse

Saving an important piece of history

South Evergreen Schoolhouse

South Evergreen Schoolhouse


Polkton Township, Michigan

88th Avenue & Leonard Road


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One-room schoolhouses are disappearing from the countryside, either due to disrepair or being renovated into residences, businesses or other uses. The South Evergreen School in District #7 of Polkton Township, Michigan, is one of the last remaining one-room schools in the state that is still structurally intact and retains its original design. In the Fall of 2013, a committee of local residents organized a drive to fund the purchase of the school. It is now owned and maintained by the township where it will be preserved as an historical landmark.


Restoration and preservation of the schoolhouse continues as funding is available. The pages of this website show work that began in 2015 and continues. All restoration work is funded by grants or generous donations by the community, previous students of the school and others who have an interest in historical sites. The school was originally built at the end of the Civil War, around 1867. It was a vibrant part of the community until its closure in 1959.


If You Would Like to Participate in the School Preservation Project


  Share schoolhouse photos, stories or other information you may have that we can scan or copy and share with visitors to the school


  Help continue the school’s restoration by making a tax-deductible donation to:

Grand Haven Area Community Foundation

One South Harbor Drive

Grand Haven, MI 49417

Write “South Evergreen School” in the memo line of your check


  Volunteer your time and expertise. Restoration projects are ongoing