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W. J. Keenan High School, 3455 Pine Belt Road: 2008? (moved)   6 comments

Posted at 11:21 pm in historic,landmark

According to this Columbia Star story, opened in 1963, which means that it has been there most of my lifetime. It didn't really occur to me that I hadn't really seen any school traffic there recently until I cut through Pine Belt one day and noticed all the construction going on.

I kept meaning to go over and take some pictures, but with one thing and another I didn't until this Sunday, when most of the Keenan signage was already gone. It's interesting that there seems to be a rather large auditorium but I can't ever recall going to anything there while we went to various productions at Dreher High School auditorium fairly frequently. Construction at the new school site, 361 Pisgah Church Road started in 1 June 2005. I'm not sure when they actually started using the new building, but clearly they did not use the old one for the 2009 school year.

Sanders Middle school is slated to move into the old Keenan building on 6 July 2009.

Written by ted on June 22nd, 2009

6 Responses to 'W. J. Keenan High School, 3455 Pine Belt Road: 2008? (moved)'

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  1. I live near there and travel on Pinebelt almost every day. The last year that students attended Keenan was the 2006-2007 school year. That was my voting precinct and I remember voting in the democratic primary in January 2008 and our voting location was moved to Bradley. Can't remember exactly when construction commenced.

    Also, I do recall at least one big production in the theater not too long before Keenan moved -- I was Ricland Mall and a bunch of teens in their costumes were handing out fliers for a production of Grease.

    Mo

    25 Aug 09 at 9:33 am

  2. I should've said I think 06-07 was last year -- I just know that in Jan 08 the school was closed and my voting precint changed.

    Mo

    25 Aug 09 at 9:35 am

  3. I attended Keenan from 1964 to 1967 in grades 7 - 9. It was built to be a junior high and the big excitement at the time was that it was air-conditioned! Unheard of back in the mid-60's. We got to choose the mascot and it was the Kestrel, which we were told was a baby falcon. The Falcon was the mascot of A.C. Flora, the high school we could not wait to attend.

    Deborah

    30 Aug 09 at 9:15 am

  4. They use to hold the district 2 high school beauty pageants at this auditorium back in the 80's and early 90's.

    palmettopanic

    25 May 11 at 1:39 pm

  5. TH ANK YOUI NEED A 1983 YEAR BOOK PLEASE

    SAMUE WISE

    13 Dec 11 at 11:18 am

  6. I MISS FROM BEING THERE WITH MY CLASS OF 1982 1983 I WANT TO KNOWN WHEN CAN I HEAR ANYTHING FROM YOUR I NEED TO KNOWN THIS THANK YOU VEARY MURCH

    SAMUE WISE

    13 Dec 11 at 11:23 am

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