I took some photos of Kempton Elementary School on Davenport street and a few days later I was at the Castle Museum looking at their Becoming Modern exhibit, showcasing some of the modern architecture in Saginaw, and there I saw a model of Kempton Elementary School. I recognized it right away because of the arched covered walkway that welcomes students into the school. Designed by F. Wigen and Associates the school was the winner of the 1964 AIA Merit Award for its innovative design which incorporated an interior courtyard.
Built in 1961, Kempton Elementary School started the school year with Eleanor J. Dodge, a former teacher at South Intermediate School, as its first principal. The school is named in honor of Dr. Rockwell M. Kempton, who died in 1952, he was a prominent Saginaw physician who specialized in children’s diseases.
One of the reasons why I was taking a pic of the school is I will be at their spring bazaar on March 11th selling t-shirts, I hope you will stop by and say hi, if you can’t make it to the bazaar, you can also order shirts HERE
if you wanna know more about the Castle Museum exhibit Becoming Modern click HERE
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