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Jenkinson School


Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1289

Location: District #2 - Section 17, north side of the junction of W Avenue and 27th Street.

The date on the capstone in this photo is 1874. The building was still standing as of 2012.


1925-26 Mrs. Melvia Johnson

1927-28 Ovid Martin and Mrs. Bertha Eddy

1929-31 Mildred Goertler

1931-32 Wilma Vander Veer

1932-34 Beatrice Prichard

1934-36 Mrs. Dale Nidy

1936-37 June Prolo, Mrs. Maybelle Eames, and Miriam F. Pearson

1937-38 Mrs. Bernice Bissell, Mrs. Maybelle Eames, and Miriam Pearson

1938-39 Mrs. Edith Snow, Mrs. Maybelle Eames, and Miriam Pearson

1939-40 Mrs. Edith Snow, Mrs. Mabelle (sic) Eames, and Miriam F. Pearson

1940-41 Mrs. Bessie Osterhout and Mrs. Mabelle Eames

1941-42 Mrs. Susie Osterhout

1942-43 Mrs. Dale Nidy

1943-44 Mrs. Frances Smink

1944-45 Mrs. Helen Bradley

1945-47 Mrs. Adrian French

1947-48 no longer listed in directory



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, 1925-1948 (title varies)

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


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