1960s Timeline

November 25, 1969


Following reports of razor blades, pins and poison in candy treats, Madison Schools Parent Teacher Association recommends no more Halloween trick-or-treating, but wants a City-wide party held instead.

1969


An $8.5 million bond issue is approved for major addition to Lamphere High School. To be built are a swimming pool, lockers, auditorium, home economics room, multi-purpose room, greenhouse, band room, three shops, nursery school training area, little theater, enlarged library and several classrooms.

1968


Oakland Mall opens at John R and 14 Mile in Troy, with J.L. Hudson's as the flagship store. Tax income from the new complex provides a tremendous boost to the Lamphere School District.

1965


Old Lamphere School is renamed Fred Hiller School.

1965


12 Towns Drain completed.

1964


Martin Place Osteopathic Hospital opens.

June 14, 1964


New library opens on 14 Mile Road. New City Hall, civic center site and library dedicated.

February 11, 1964


Virginia Solberg named Madison Heights "Outstanding Woman of the Year" by Madison Heights Jaycees Auxiliary.

1963


New Madison Heights Fire Department headquarters opens.

1962


Construction begins on I-75 through Madison Heights.

December 1961


December 1961 Lamphere High School opens.

1961


Incinerator Authority given permission to expand.

1961


Twelve Town Drain project begins, along with work on the Dequindre interceptor sewer and the enclosure of Red Run Drain.

1961


Woodland Park is renamed Greenleaf Park and six tot lots are built.

1961


Municipal Building Authority founded.

1961


Madison Heights Junior Women group founded.

1961


Construction begins on East School and Lamphere Senior High School.

1961


Madison Heights Exchange Club sponsors polio shot clinic. Dr. Leroy Neumann, a Rotary Club member, gives the shots.

1960


Sidney H. Sixma School built in the Lamphere District.

February 1, 1960


New Madison High School opens.