"Nostalgic reminders of a time now past, one-room schoolhouses are deeply embedded in our heritage. Decades after their original purpose and inhabitants have vanished, they dot the rural landscape in all conditions, from neglected and near collapse to handsomely renovated places repurposed into a new existence as living quarters. Today they stand as miniature gems of nineteenth-century American history as well as charming examples of rural architecture, things to be treasured and preserved." "Mary Keithan's Michigan One-Room Schoolhouses is an illustrated chronicle that details nearly a hundred of the state's early schoolhouses. Together with information about each schoolhouse's architecture and history, including interviews with former students and teachers, Keithan's photographs bring these structures back to life and assure their place in history."--BOOK JACKET.Keithan, Mary is the author of 'Michigan One-Room Schoolhouses', published 2008 under ISBN 9780472032181 and ISBN 0472032186.