Farmington's First High School Destroyed by Fire

Farmington Union High School, which provided education beyond 8th grade, burned to the ground in 1918.

Farmington Public Schools officials have approved a facilities plan designed to carry the district into the future. But what about the schools that are part of Farmington's past? 

The photo above shows Farmington Union School, which was located in the area of School and Thomas Streets in Farmington. Built in 1888, the two-story brick building was destroyed by fire in 1918. In the monograph, "Farmington, Michigan in the early 1900s", reports that the school's operating expenses in 1909 were "Teachers  $2,150,  fuel  $111,  janitor  $200,  loan  $300,  and miscellaneous $288." 

You can read the monograph in the online history collection at farmlib.org

To see what's happening in Farmington and Farmington Hills today, check the list of events posted on our calendar. We've also included events later in the week for which you'll have to RSVP or buy tickets. 


  • Toastmasters International (9 a.m.)
  • Indoor Picnic - Faith Covenant Church (10 a.m.)
  • Prince of Peace Lenten Soup Suppers (6 p.m.)

Look ahead

  • Cooking Demo: Healthy Casseroles and One Pot Dinners (Thursday)
  • Enroll in Botsford's Diabetes Prevention Class (Thursday)
  • "Rabbit Hole" Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama Opens At Farmington Players Barn- Feb 15- March 2 (Thursday-Sunday)
  • Showing of 'Gifted Hands' at Prince of Peace (Friday)
  • Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (Saturday & Sunday)

Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, here's how to add it: How to Post an Event on Patch.


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