Kalamazoo School Case


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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.
 

Registered Site S0153
Erected 1959

Location: Westnedge and West Vine
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County

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