Historical Marker Plaza

State of Michigan Historical Marker Plaza

On July 14th at 2pm SAHS will be holding a dedication of its Historical Marker Plaza.  SAHS has been approved to display a double-sided State of Michigan Historical Marker.  One side will honor the South Salem Stone School, the other side will honor the Dickerson Barn. All are welcome to attend this dedication. 7991 N. Territorial Rd. at Curtis Rd. Please RSVP to: Salem_Area_HS@yahoo.com.

Recently, SAHS was approved to display a State of Michigan Historical Marker for its South Salem Stone School and its Dickerson Barn.  SAHS will be creating a brick-paver plaza be just north of the school to contain the Historical Marker, a bell tower with the school’s old bell, benches, and a flagpole.

Our goal was to raise $15,000.00 to help pay for the Historical Marker Plaza.  The Historical Marker Plaza will help preserve a part of the history of Salem Township for future generations. We have successfully reached and surpassed our goal. THANK YOU!

Donations are still being accepted and will be used for maintenance of the plaza..  All who donate to this project will be listed on our Web Site, Facebook page, in our membership newsletter and at our January and March meetings.  Additionally, the following donations levels will be acknowledged on a permanent plaque that will be mounted in the plaza:

  • Platinum – $2,000 or Greater
  • Gold – $1,000 to $1,999.99
  • Silver – $500 to 999.99

Here are the ways you can donate:

  • Use the Donate Button
  • Send a check and the donation form to the SAHS.

The State of Michigan Historical Marker Plaza will be just North of the South Salem Stone School with the marker facing Curtis Road. Besides the marker, the plaza will include a brick paved area with benches, a flagpole and a replica of the bell tower that was on the school. See image below.

The work on the plaza started in September 2023 and hopefully the dedication will be in the June or July of 2024.

Historical Marker Plaza Donors

  • Platinum
  • County Material Corporation
  • Rock Shoppe
  • Salem Tool
  • Dul, Aznavorian, and Mily Families
  • Margaret DiPonio
  • GFL – Arbor Hills Landfill
  • AA Anchor Bolt
  • Marcia Van Fossen & Elwood London
  • Gold
  • Community Foundation of Plymouth
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Anonymous
  • Bryan & Kristina Wirthlin
  • In Memory of Mary Staebler, Teacher 193X-Y (Linda, Judy, David)
  • Silver
  • Rocket Enterprise, Inc.
  • Terry Cwik & Diane Holmes
  • In Memory of James Albert Brown (Marcella)
  • Brian & Jennifer Debler
  • Gary & Sherry Whittaker
  • Northville Lumber Co.
  • Alumitect Industries
  • Plymouth Salem Storage
  • Other
  • Gardner-Westcot Company
  • Anonymous
  • Dave Herriman
  • Costco Wholesale #391
  • Fox Hills Golf – William Durham
  • In Memory of Don Riddering (Thomas Shaver )
  • Jane Trostle
  • Linus & Karen Drogs
  • Ann Donoghue
  • Darlene Imus
  • Robert & Beverly Waite
  • Home Depot – Plymouth
  • Sue Bejin
  • Walton Construction Co.