Fractional District #1 / Buck School

Comstock Township

Location: Fractional District #1 – Section 35, northwest corner of N Avenue and 33rd Street.

Kalamazoo County 1890, Published by Wm. C. Sauer. Local History Room

Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1263.


Teacher entries for this school after the 1936-37 school year are ambiguous. It appears that this district may have been split, one part staying in the old school and the other becoming part of the Comstock graded system.


1898 Mabel E. Flanders
1921-22 Mrs. Ola Garrett
1925-26 Lawrence Swem
1927-28 Leah Brown
1929-32 Dessa Carson
1932-34 Wilford Gerould
1934-36 Ruth Rice
1936-37 Mrs. Margaret Reddy



Manual of the Public Schools of Kalamazoo County, Michigan for 1898-1899

  • J. W. Hazard, Commissioner of Schools Kalamazoo:
  • Ihling Bros. & Everard, Printers, 1898
  • History Room Orange Dot File: Education (Kalamazoo County)


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 topographic map case, drawer 1B, folder 23.


Teachers’ and School Officers’ Directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1921-22, 1925-1957 (title varies)

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

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