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Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kalamazoo School Case

 
 
Kalamazoo School Case Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Kalamazoo School Case Marker
Inscription. Near here, in 1858, Kalamazoo's first high school was opened. Fifteen years later the right of the school board to levy taxes to support a high school was challenged. A unanimous decision of the Michigan Supreme Court, rendered by Justice Thomas M. Cooley in 1874, affirmed an opinion of Kalamazoo Circuit Judge Charles R. Brown that upheld this right. As a result the way opened for free high schools in Michigan and also in other states.
 
Erected 1959 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S0153.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 17.05′ N, 85° 35.401′ W. Marker is in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker is at the intersection of South Westnedge Avenue (State Highway 331) and West Vine Street, on the right when traveling south on South Westnedge Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kalamazoo MI 49001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kalamazoo College (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. mile away); First Women's Club in Michigan (approx.
Kalamazoo School Case Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2014
2. Kalamazoo School Case Marker
View to south along S. Westnedge Avenue (M-331 South)
0.4 miles away); South Street Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Epaphroditus Ransom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln at Kalamazoo (approx. 0.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kalamazoo Gazette (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalamazoo.
 
Regarding Kalamazoo School Case. Judge Charles R. Brown was elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives in 1866 and served one term of two years. He was elected Circuit Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit [Counties of Allegan, Kalamazoo and Van Buren] in 1870 and served until 1874.
 
Also see . . .  The Kalamazoo School Case: Supporting High School Education. Kalamazoo Public Library (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Kalamazoo School Case Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2014
3. Kalamazoo School Case Marker
At northwest corner of intersection of
S. Westnedge Ave (M-331 South) and W. Vine St
Central High School,<br>now used as a community center image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2014
4. Central High School,
now used as a community center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by Brett D. Brown of Lake Worth, Florida. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 23, 2011, by Brett D. Brown of Lake Worth, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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