Liberty School

Location: District #4 Fractional - Section 3, southeast corner of G Avenue and 7th Street.

It is not clear how many buildings stood at this location, but the one that was there in 1917 was destroyed in an early April fire. After the 1954-55 school year, Liberty School appears to have been absorbed into the Oshtemo Community School District. It is not clear whether the school itself remained open after that.

Teachers
1925-26 Arbutus Saddler
1927-28 Esther L. King
1929-32 Ruth Reynolds
1932-34 Belma Peters
1934-39 Eldoreen Barnes
1939-41 Molly Smith
1941-43 Ruth Reynolds
1943-45 Veronica Kailing
1945-47 Eva L. Burns
1947-54 Cora L. Flora
1954-55 Marianne Graybiel

Sources

Maps and atlases

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

  • History Room map case, left drawer #1

Article

  • "Country school is destroyed by fire"

    Kalamazoo Gazette, 3 April 1917, page 9, column 3

Files

Directory of teachers and school officers, Kalamazoo County, 1925-55

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