Union School Dedication - 1858

  • On August 17, 1858, the new Union School was dedicated. The New England Journal of Education said: Its the finest school building of its kind in America. The cost of the new structure was $35,400.

  • The same day as the dedication of this building, the Ypsilanti gas plant was put into operation, and the homes of the city were made bright by the new illumination.

  • The school building stood until 1877 when it was destroyed by fire.