New School Church

Walking Tour of Historic Mill Race Village, Northville

New School Church

Northville, Michigan 48167, United States

Created By: Northville Historical Society


Built in 1845 in Salem Township by a splinter group of the Presbyterian Church of Northville, it served as a church for only four years. Later, it was used as a school, a township hall, a Salvation Army barracks and as Northville’s library. In 1891 it was returned to the building's original owner, Mary Lapham. Mary was an active member in the Northville Women’ Club, and the building was used to host their meetings, and Northville’s first public library. When it was scheduled for demolition, in order to save the historical site the Northville Women’ Club rallied together and formed the Northville Historical Society.

The Northville Historical Society was formed in 1964 to save this building from demolition. It was donated to the Society and moved to the Village in 1975. It is available to rent for weddings, parties, and meetings.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Walking Tour of Historic Mill Race Village, Northville


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