Kalamazoo School Case

Registered Site S0153

Kalamazoo School Case

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 was opened for free high schools in Michigan and also in other states.
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Erected 1959

Location: Westnedge and West Vine
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County


Latitude: 42.2841670, Longitude: -85.5900192

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