Michigan School for the Blind Historical Braille Marker


Do you love historical signs and learning about the places you visit? Have you seen the braille sign Michigan has? Yes, it's cool to see for yourself.

I read somewhere (and I can’t find it now) that mentioned the sign for the Michigan School for the Blind being the only sign with braille words on it.  I’m not sure if this is fact or not.

I have become interested in historical markers after taking a tour of Sewah Studios in Marietta Ohio. It’s where Michigan’s historical markers are made. It was amazing to learn how the ‘history on a stick’ are created.  I see these signs everywhere I go.  Or I’ve just been made aware of them and that’s why I see them all the time. And they have one for the Michigan School for the Blind.

Do you love historical signs and learning about the places you visit? Have you seen the braille sign Michigan has? Yes, it's cool to see for yourself.

a little history on the Michigan School for the Blind

When the Michigan School for the Blind (school deaf and blind) in Flint Michigan moved, they purchased the Michigan Women’s College building in Lansing Michigan.  The building was originally built in 1850s.  According to Wikipedia, the Lansing school for the blind closed in 1996.

Did you know that Stevie Wonder went to the Michigan School for the Blind in Lansing Michigan?

check out how Sewah Studios makes ‘history on a stick’

I set out to find this sign since I don’t live to far from it.

The sign has 2 sides to it, each side has an area that has braille words that are still there.

What I found sad is the condition of the buildings.  There are missing windows and the building is boarded up.  Construction is going on (2018) and from an article in the Lansing State Journal, they are repurposing the buildings.  There will be apartments and senior living. I’m glad the buildings that are left will be repurposed.

Facts:

  • the building is located at 715 W. Willow Avenue, Lansing Michigan
  • there is currently a U shaped drive that you can go to and see the sign
  • the sign is 2 sided so be sure to check out both sides

What is your favorite historical site you have seen that has a historical sign?

Do you love historical signs and learning about the places you visit? Have you seen the braille sign Michigan has? Yes, it's cool to see for yourself. Do you love historical signs and learning about the places you visit? Have you seen the braille sign Michigan has? Yes, it's cool to see for yourself. Do you love historical signs and learning about the places you visit? Have you seen the braille sign Michigan has? Yes, it's cool to see for yourself.

Do you love historical signs and learning about the places you visit? Have you seen the braille sign Michigan has? Yes, it's cool to see for yourself.

 


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