Off the road, slowly being consumed by the forest in Sauble Township, in Lake County is an old octagon shaped block building. I saw one website that had it listed as a schoolhouse, but I am not sure it was at one time. I looked on an old plat map and it did not show a school at its location. A piece of plywood covers the brickwork above the door where a school name usually would be. From the research that I did, I found out that it was not uncommon to build an octagon school. They were especially popular in the late 1800s in the New England area, and many are found in Pennsylvania.
I did not go up to it and explore since there were several signs that said trespassing prosecutors would be violated (yeah I know what I just wrote and I think it sounded better that way). The signs surrounded the property of a lake association and this building sits near the entrance. I am also wondering if it was built as an office for the association. If you have any idea of what this old building was or is I would love to know. Feel free to leave a comment.
CALENDAR GIVEAWAY I am doing a giveaway on my facebook page, you can enter for your chance to win HERE
Lost In Michigan Calendars back in stock and ON SALE this weekend, you can order your copy HERE
I hope you subscribe to email updates so you won’t miss any new posts,