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Kalamazoo Public Schools Groundbreaking for Washington Writers’ Academy

6/12 | New Projects, TowerPinkster

"When Washington Writers' Academy first opened in 1922 in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood, Warren Harding was president, radio was just catching on and a trolley line ran from Portage Street to downtown Kalamazoo.  Over the next 91 years, thousands of schoolchildren went through the doors of the building at 1919 Portage St. It has undergone at least three extensive renovations and a conversion to a magnet school.

But today will be the last day of classes at Washington. With the end of the 2012-13 school year, Kalamazoo Public Schools is closing the school and will begin its demolition this summer. Meanwhile, a groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday evening for a replacement school to be built next door to the current building...."

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