Keego Harbor School
Posted February 5, 2014
Photo courtesy of Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society
Keego Harbor School was built on the corner of Orchard Gravel Road (Orchard Lake Road) and Pridham Street in 1914. The land was donated by Joseph E. Sawyer, a real estate developer from Pontiac who gave Keego Harbor its name and platted several new subdivisions. Keego Harbor School contained two large rooms and two playrooms, and boasted of indoor plumbing. In total, the construction of the school reportedly cost $8,500. By 1917, the Keego Harbor School became a four-room building, where the downstairs rooms were used for the first-fourth grades and the upstairs for fifth-eighth grades. By 1920, the school was bursting at the seams, and a new all-brick, three-story school was built on Cass Lake Road — Roosevelt School.
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