1920s Timeline

December 16, 1929


Prohibition agents raid a house on Dartmouth and destroy a moonshine operation, dumping illegally made liquor and smashing glass bottles and jugs used to store the liquor.

1928


Lamphere School rebuilt; now is part of Hiller Elementary.

1927


Kroger opens grocery store at 11 Mile and Hampden.

1926


First grocery store opens - Wood's Grocery and Meats at 629 W 11 Mile. Herman Herring opens a hardware store next door and George's Barber Shop opens next to the hardware store.

1926


Doc Murray's Drug Store opens at 10 Mile and John R.

1926


Edison School built at 27321 Hampden. The name of Kendall School, 26060 Wolverine, is changed to Roosevelt School.

1925


First bank in the city, City Bank, opens.

1925


Madison School District becomes a graded district, run by a five-member school board.

1924


Schools in the district include Blanche Villa (now Edison Elementary), Vandenberg (at 11 Mile and Hales, formerly known as Koss School), Oakland (later annexed to Royal Oak), Kendall (now Roosevelt Elementary), Madison, and Monroe.

September 1924


Madison High School built. The building later became Wilkinson Junior High when a new high school was constructed. The first class - consisting of two pupils - graduated in 1929.

1921


Lamphere School District Number 4 establishes a library.

August 1920


Section 23 of Royal Oak Township is subdivided between 10 and 11 Mile Roads. It's the township's first subdivision.

1920


Mabel Baldwin becomes the first elected official of Royal Oak Township, when she wins an election for township treasurer.