Looking Back: Annie Lathrup School
Published December 4, 2013
From Mary Kearney, Lathrup Village Historical Society
This photo shows a teacher greeting students at Annie Lathrup School, circa 1929. At that time, the school had four classrooms, a kindergarten classroom with a fireplace, and a radio in every room. The gym, which doubled as an auditorium, was open to residents for athletic and social activities.
Annie Lathrup School was built in 1927. At some point, it became part of Southfield Public Schools, and it closed its doors in the 1970s, when student enrollment was declining.
A developer bought it, and it was feared that he might tear the building down. In the 1990s, he leased it to Akiva Day School for 10 years. After Akiva moved to other quarters in 1999, he leased the school to the Academy of Lathrup Village. The building is currently for lease.
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