The End of an Era for Historic Highland Hall

The historic Highland Hall at the Highland Lakes Campus has been taken down.

The space will be used as a student commons area. A park-like setting will be built and a plaque will be erected honoring the historic building’s place in the community and College.

Built in 1926, Highland Hall was known as the Oakland County Tuberculosis Sanatorium in its early days, housing patients with the disease. The hospital included a children’s floor and later a children’s ward where High Oakes Hall now sits.

When a cure for TB was found in the 1950s, the patient population at Highland Hall dwindled. In late 1964, the buildings and property were sold to OCC.

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The 68,741-square foot building had been used for classroom space since then. It closed permanently in 2013. The College decided to take down the building as a cost saving measure. The space will be used as a student commons area.

A park-like setting will be built and a plaque will be erected honoring the historic building’s place in the community and College.

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