Coleman School

Oshtemo Township

Location: District #9 – Section 21, east side of 4th Street between L and KL Avenues.

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

Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1298.

Known as DeWaters School in 1884.

Closed at the end of the 1945-46 school year.


1925-26 Grace Stevens
1927-28 Edith Cosgrove
1929-30 Candace Peterson
1930-31 Gaylen Cronk
1931-32 Elva Buntaine
1932-44 Georgia Shaw
1944-45 Willis Hunting
1945-46 Lois M. Krieger



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 (Kalamazoo Quadrangle)

  • History Room topographic map case, drawer 7A, folder 21A


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

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

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