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Jug Corners School


Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1274.

Location: Section 18, northeast corner of D Avenue and 12th Street.


Established about 1871. Still standing in 2012, in use as a shop.


1883      Maria Huntley
1895      Lil Bouchout
              Mabel Bigelow
1902      Mary Skinner
1925-26 Mary Strandt
1927-28 Rachel Randall 
1929-32 Mary Egan
1932-33 Lena Graham
1933-34 Fern Price
1934-36 Jeanette Lancaster
1936-39 Lola Dunning
1939-40 Marian McCormick
1940-42 Roma Angeletti
1942-43 Hazel Askin
1943-44 Ruth Early
1944-45 Ruth Reynolds
1945-52 Olga Makara 
1952-53 Charlotte Doyle
1953-54 Leona Cassady




"Old Jug Corners School perpetuates a failure"

  • Kalamazoo Gazette, 19 June 1949
  •  "Factory that made but 1 jug gave Jug Corners name"

    • Kalamazoo Gazette, 31 July 1938, copy in Kalamazoo County Scrapbook #3, page 2.


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 map for Kalamazoo County, 1918 (Kalamazoo Quadrangle)

  • History Room atlas case, left drawer #1


Teachers' and school officers' directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1925-54
  • Shelved in a pamphlet box with H 379.774 K149 (History Room Storage)