The Northville Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization responsible for the financing and operation of Mill Race Village and preservation of the Northville Archives.

(248) 348-1845

215 Griswold St

Northville MI 48167


New School Church

The greek revival New School Church was built in 1845 by the ‘New School’ sector of the Presbyterian church. New School, was meant to signify the separation from the ‘old school’ way of life. It was only used as a church for a few years, and over the next 50 years it was then used as a school, a YMCA, and a Salvation Army barracks. In 1891 it was returned to the building's original owner, Mary Lapham. Mary was an active member in the Northville Women’ Club, and the building was used to host their meetings, and Northville’s first public library. When it was scheduled for demolition, in order to save the historical site the Northville Women’ Club , rallied together and formed the Northville Historical Society. Mill Race Village was formed and the New School Church was moved to where it is today.

New School Church

Built: 1845

Usage: Presbyterian church

Where: 168 East Main Street

Architecture: Greek Revival

Donated: 1972