Scotch Settlement School

Summary

Henry Ford attended this one-room schoolhouse from age seven to ten. Because of Ford's fondness for his teacher John Chapman, he not only followed Chapman to Miller School but also brought Chapman's house to Greenfield Village. This school, originally built in 1861 in Dearborn Township, was the first classroom of the Greenfield Village school system Henry Ford started in 1929.

Henry Ford attended this one-room schoolhouse from age seven to ten. Because of Ford's fondness for his teacher John Chapman, he not only followed Chapman to Miller School but also brought Chapman's house to Greenfield Village. This school, originally built in 1861 in Dearborn Township, was the first classroom of the Greenfield Village school system Henry Ford started in 1929.

Artifact

School (Building)

Date Made

1861

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Originally built in 1861 in Deaborn, Michigan on Warren Avenue, east of Southfield.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Main Street District

Object ID

29.3057.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Wood (Plant material)
Stone (Worked rock)
Glass (Material)

Inscriptions

Stone marker above doorway: DEARBORN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 1 A.D. 1861

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More