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Grand Prairie School


Western Michigan University Photograph, WMU-P-1417 
Location: (District #3 Fractional) - Section 7, southeast corner of Grand Prairie Road and Drake Road (12th Street).
Established about 1856. “...its original school outlasted all other one-room schoolhouses in the county.” 



"The end of an era [Grand Prairie School]"

  • Kalamazoo Gazette, 21 June 1959

Maps and atlases

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

  • History Room map case, left drawer #1