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Bond School/Brainard/District #7


Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1297

Location: District #7 - Section 1, northeast corner of U Avenue and 34th Street.

Shows on 1918 topographic map as School No. 7. Early known as Bond School; at least in the 1930s was called Brainard School.


1925-26 Closed

1927-42 Mrs. Ruth Brainard

1942-43 Edith Ellyson

1943-45 Mrs. Helen Horsfall

1945-46 Mrs. Margaret Harriger

1946-47 Mrs. Bessie B. Kott



List of one-room schools still standing in Kalamazoo County in 1982

  • Hultmark, Sarah.
  • Manuscript, Local History Collection, Kalamazoo Public Library

Maps and atlases

USGS topographic maps for Kalamazoo County, 1918 (Leonidas Quadrangle)

  • History Room map case, left drawer #1


Teachers' and School Officers' Directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1925-1947 (title varies)

  • Shelved in a pamphlet box with H 379.774 K149 (History Room Storage)


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