1905 School – Hancock, MI

SOLD / Archived From 2014
Added to OHD on 8/8/14 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 6 Comments
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  • $31,900
  • 1825 Sq Ft
  • 0.62 Ac.
Own a piece of history! The Salo Township schoolhouse from 1905 could be converted into a charming and unique home. The school closed in 1945 and the building was used for township offices. This idyllic location offers a quiet, country atmosphere yet you are just a few minutes from town. This historic building features original chalk boards, hard wood floors, beautiful wainscoting, bead board cabinets in entry way (used to store school books back in the day), coat hooks in front room, full basement. All windows have screens. Newer roof over back entry way. 10' oak trestle table, piano, and unattached blackboard included as they were used when the building was still a school. There is an older oil furnace that is currently inoperable. No well or septic on property.
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Gretchen Janssen, RE/MAX Douglass Real Estate      (906) 482-5130
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6 Comments on 1905 School – Hancock, MI

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  1. Paul WPaul W says: 563 comments

    What an interesting building, I could see this turned into a home quite easily, of course that assumes you can get a septic and well.

  2. AvatarLaurie says: 1570 comments

    Good things inside, like the beadboard cupboards & a few furnishings I’d want to use in there, the good solid doors & wood floors. This would make a very nice little house with tons of personality & history. At that price, they’re giving it away — worth putting in septic & well too.

  3. AvatarJennifer @ Decorated Chaos says: 1 comments

    I hope whoever buys it appreciates and keeps the old architecture!

  4. JimJim says: 4105 comments

    Hancock MI is way up there on the UP much closer to Minneapolis (375 mi) than to Detroit (550 mi), which might be a good thing. You can buy a house there for this price ready to move in, and your cost could easily be double this, so the history costs quite a bit extra. If you have money, it might be worth buying a vacation property on Lake Superior (only a mile away) and moving this there as a guesthouse or studio.

  5. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4645 comments

    Not sure what I could do with an old schoolhouse but if I ever needed one, this would be an excellent candidate. Some decent antique pieces in the mix as well. I see from the old sign that this was actually a township hall but probably doubled as a school as well. A small piece of the past awaiting someone to rescue and reuse it here. Jim makes some good suggestions for repurposing the old structure.

  6. AvatarBethany says: 2576 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    I wouldn’t turn it into a house. I would just get rid of everything that is post-schoolhouse and enjoy owning a piece of Americana.

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