The small town of Leonidas north of Colon has one of the most unique school buildings in Michigan. The shape of the building is a rather ordinary square but it is adorned on the outside with ornately placed fieldstone. The school was constructed in 1935 as part of Roosevelt’s Civil Works Administration. The building was built by two local stonemasons Charlie Blue and Laverne Harmon. They were acclaimed fieldstone builders who were well known in Southern Michigan from the 1920-1950s. The stones came from local farm fields and they were placed on the outside of the building. The patterns on the outside are beautiful and it is amazing to see in person.
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