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Photo 63-BBA-7


This picture depicts the school in Freeport, Michigan. Sometime in the early 1980's, the school was closed and the students were enrolled in Thornapple Kellogg (Middleville) nearby. Now this building is the Freeport Community Center (2016). The metal building behind it is still standing and is in use as storage today. There is a park between the ball field and the line of trees to the left of it with a pavilion.

My dad helped build the addition on the north side of the original building. It is of cement block construction.
I attended school there from Kindergarten through 4th grade. My teachers were Mrs. Virginia Root, Mrs. Bernice Carter, Mr. Powell, and Mr. Vere Carter. Mrs. Carter always smelled of pine soap. I was allergic to pine.

At first I was going to tell Mollie that she was wrong but I remember now. When I started High School at Middleville in 1961 (?) I think Freeport annexed into Middleville the same year. But it must have been just the High School that annexed at that time. I remember Karl and Tim attending elementary in Freeport.

209 S State St, Freeport MI 49325

Ummmm if this is Freeport Elementary,with the pavilion,tennis courts,and ball diamond,etc, it was closed as an school back in the 70's. My brother was in the last 3rd grade class there

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