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Howard School


Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1300

Location: District #8 - 7964 S. 45th Street, Section 14, northwest corner of junction of Q Avenue and 45th Street.


1925-26 Mrs. Ethel Day Roe

1927-28 Dane Swan Dunlop

1929-30 Walter Gorsline

1930-32 Lawrence V. Chapman

1932-34 Marjorie Pierce [later Wilkins]

1934-35 Vivian Longman [later Braden]

1935-36 John Longman

1936-41 Charles A. Betz [Aaron]

1941-45 Mrs. Clara P. Adams

1945-46 Mrs. Evelyn Michaelson

May 1946 School closed. The pupils were absorbed into Climax Township School. The building has subsequently been used as a private home.



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

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


USGS topographic map 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)


Homes of Yesterday; Climax-Scotts Area-Volume III

  • Prairie Historical Society, 1992
  • H 720.9774 P898, pp.22-27.