Orchard Lake in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Green School Bell
This 150-pound cast iron bell was purchased for $15 in 1878 to call local children to Green School. Located at Green Road and Savoie Trail, the school was built on farmland donated by the Hartwell Green family, c. 1866. The bell is one of three bells that hung at different times in a tower above the one-room, wood frame K-8 school.
In 1948, a new Green School was built on Walnut Lake Road, now Green Media Center. A larger Green School was built next to it in 1956. This school was renamed to honor retiring principal Katherine Sheiko in 2011.
More information at www.gwbhs.org.
In Memory of
John Benson Kazanowski
Bell donated by Gertrude and Fred Prince, 1986
Bell exhibit funded by GWBHS Memorial Fund for John Kazanowski
Exhibit designed and installed by Robert Laskey Railroad Iron Works
Left image caption: Green School, 1920
Right image caption: Green School, 1940
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3951 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield MI 48323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drawn by Water (here, next to this marker); Conglomerate Boulder (a few steps from this marker); Apple Island (a few steps from this marker); The Orchard Lake Museum (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waiting for the Trolleys (about 500 feet away); Chief Pontiac (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Apple Island (approx. Ό mile away); Gateway to Nature (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orchard Lake.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.