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Pavilion Center School

Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1275

Location: District #4 - Section 21, west side of junction of Q Avenue and 29th Street.

Founded in 1868. When it closed in 1965, it was the last one-room school in Kalamazoo County. 


1925-26 Mabel J. Han

1927-28 Mrs. Laura Kinney

1929-30 Alice Brainard

1930-32 Leola Bigley

1932-33 Charles Carroll

1933-34 Mary Cagney

1934-35 Mrs. Lillian Gorsline

1935-36 Clarence Flach

1936-37 Mrs. Bertha Talmadge

1937-38 Rory McIntyre

1938-39 Mrs. Alzadah Borough

1939-42 Mrs. Ruth Amey

1942-44 Mrs. Helen Courtney

1944-46 Mrs. Susie Osterhout

1946-47 Mrs. Edith Cosgrove

1947-48 Mrs. Esther Chapman

1948-49 Mrs. Marian Wheater

1949-50 Beverly Sager

1951-54 Patricia Riley

1954-63 Mrs. Cora L. Flora




A history of Pavilion #4 School (1868-1965)

  • The Pavilion #4 School Reunion Committee
  • Climax, MI : Crescent Publishing Company, 1998
  • H 977.417 H673


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 (Leonidas Quadrangle)

  • History Room map case, left drawer#1


Teachers' and School Officers' Directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1925-1963 (title varies)

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