Historic Buildings

Explore Our Historic Buildings

The museum was born in 1970 during the Sanford Area Centennial. It has grown to include nine period buildings each described here.

Main Museum Building

Main Museum Building

Constructed: 1910. The Riverside school was added on to in 1939 by WPA.

Original Location: 2222 Smith St.

Moved: Never moved.

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Log Cabin

Log Cabin

Constructed: 1879.

Original Location: 5 Mile Road in Lincoln Township.

Moved: 1971.

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Clare Z. Bailey Chapel

Clare Bailey Chapel

Constructed: 1891.

Original Location: Averill.

Moved: 1979. Restored in 1982.
 

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Blacksmith’s Shop

Blacksmith’s Shop

Constructed: Began in 1981.

Original Location: Built on site.

Moved: Never moved.
 

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Jerome Township Hall

Jerome Township Hall

Constructed: 1910.

Original Location: Center Street.

Moved: 1983.
 

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Rail Depot

Rail Depot

Constructed: 1870.

Original Location: Center Street at the railroad tracks.

Moved: 1984.

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Farm Implement Barn

Farm Implement Barn & Annex

Constructed: Began in 1988.

Original Location: Built on site.

Moved: Never moved.
 

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Felix School

Felix School

Constructed: 1889.

Original Location: Corner of 11 Mile Road and Beamish.

Moved: 1991.

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Olson General Store

Olson Store

Constructed: 1880s.

Original Location: Corner of 9 Mile and Olson Road.

Moved: 1993.

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