May 21, 2011

The High Schools & an Academy, Institute for Girls

Topics in this Post:
1) Lake View Public High School
2) Immaculata (Catholic) High School
3) Lake View Institute for Girls
4) The Irving Military Academy for Boys
The Public School

A public school is a school that is maintained at public expense for the education of the children of a community or district and that constitutes a part of a system of free public education commonly including primary and secondary schools

photo - Ebay
In the Beginning ...
per their 1968 yearbook

note: the Mid-West was regarded still as the West in 1885
Another Perspective
in 1884
History of Cook County 
by Alfred Theodore Andreas
The Rascher's Atlas Map 
zoomed below
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps:
zoomed & rotated below
zoomed below
rotated below
2021 Google Earth View
And Yet
Another Perseptive
according to their 1934 yearbook
60th anniversary
photos - Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
After the First Year
in 1875
The Admission Test
 in 1878
text - Hidden History of Ravenswood & Lake View 
by Pat Butler
A Celebration
in 1880
The Fire 
of 1885
The original building burnt in 1884; five years before the City of Lake View was annexed by the City of Chicago.
The newer building or second constructed building
 photo -  Chicago Schools History
second constructed building next to the new addition
postcard - Ebay
  Construction News
in 1899
the new 1899 addition to the left of the photo
from their 1904 monthly booklet
postcard - Ebay unknown date
Baseball Team 
1892 photo - Chicago Public Library
Football Team
1892 photo - Chicago Public Library
Class of 1894 
Faculty Group Photo
Student Group Photo 
from 1894
 DjSebian John via Kent Bartram 
photographer was Waterman Studio
with a prankster in its mists
A Lori Hanson Smith spotted the finger and zoomed in
with my many thanks  to him
Physical Education in 1900
photo - Chicago Daily News
1900ish photo below - fraternity group 
photo - Chicago Public Library
Class of 1903
photos - Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
Class of 1904 below
Samples of 1903 
Monthly High School Booklets
composed of student literay stories 
and student commentary
all part of my collection
Sports Teams in 1904
photos from their monthly publications
their orchestra ....
basketball champs in 1907
from the Chicago Daily News
winter view 1908 - Ebay
older and newer buildings side by side
Required Reading 
for Chicago High Schools 1905-06 
this book is part of my private collection
below is a listing from 1909 Directory of Public Schools
1906 postcard  - Ebay
1909 postcard below - Ebay
 1908 football team
Chicago History Museum via Explore Chicago Collection
1909 football team
Chicago History Museum via Explore Chicago Collection
 Lake View High School football player
O. Murray holding a football - 1909
Chicago History Museum via Explore Chicago Collection
1908 photo - Chuckman Collection
Their first Use 
of a Elementary School
 began in 1909 due to overcrowded student population
at the high school
Greeley building as it looked in 1949
photo - LVHS 1949 yearbook
By 1909 the high school population grew beyond its existing facility to other school buildings such as the first Greeley Elementary School. Greeley was to be renamed; the building status changed from elementary to high school annex and used for the incoming freshman class.
image - Ruth Runkel via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
 from their 1935 yearbook about it ...
The Other Branches: 
These branches would share the building space
It's a NO NO!
Supporters of the Women's Suffrage 
Movement in 1913
1913 postcard 
that highlights the graduation class

a regular size postcard - Ebay

a 1913 High School Pin
 14 Karat thimble size pin - Ebay
 photos - Ravenwsood-Lake View Community Collection

a view in 1916
photo - Historic Chicago
1916 Yearbook
part of my collection
bond by twine/soft cover
selective pages 
1917 Yearbook
part of my collection
 selective pages
1918 Yearbook
part of my collection
selective pages
1918 Program Booklet
part of my collection
Girls' Knitting Class - 1917
photo - Chicago History Museum via Explore Chicago
The Monthly Boys Nvmber 1917
part of my collection
photos from Ebay

The Girls Monthly Nvember 1918
part of my collection
photos from Ebay

A March in the Loop 
in 1918
from the Chicago Daily News
ROTC Views
ROTC band 1920's - Ebay  
 1927 Band performing on the stage in the auditorium
Chicago History Museum via Explore Chicago
photo - Michael Palmer via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
Chicago History Museum via Explore Chicago
 photos - 1927 yearbook
 the yearbook is part of my collection
Debaters Win the Day
 in 1928
from the Chicago Daily News
(my Facebook Album)
During the year of overcrowding their were two yearbooks; 
one in January and one in June
and part of my collection
 this yearbook is part of my personal collection
1928 June Yearbook
(my Facebook Album)
and part of my collection
photos - Ebay
a 1928 1/2 graduation ring - Ebay

1940's Lake View HS 10kt Gold Filled Lapel Pin - Ebay
1932 & 1934 Physical Effciency pins
part of my collection
1945 Lake View HS graduation ring from Christina Smith Guziec. The owner was her grandmother Mary Perry.
via LakeView Historical-Facebook
Geralee Hedrick Barthelme's 1968 graduation ring
via LakeView Historical-Facebook
Robin Bentley 1973 graduation ring
via LakeView Historical-Facebook
Lake View High School
 Marching Band
ROTC marching along Clark Street to RoseHill cemetery in 1942 during a Memorial Day celebration
A march on Rosehill Drive on Memorial Day 1942
 photo - William Carey via 
Susan Reibman Groff, Forgotten Chicago on Facebook 
 ROTC marching from Rosehill cemetery in 1948 during a May 1st Memorial Day celebration both above photos
Susan Reibman Groff from Forgotten Chicago on Facebook
LVHS Track and Field Team
 in 1924
The first year for newly constructed Soldier Field
A Desire to 
Replace the School
In 1927 there was a discussion about a construction of a new building near the lakefront on the old Clarendon Avenue Bathing Beach property. If moved the high school would been located in Uptown not the neighborhood of Lake View. According to the article below sections of the building on Ashland were to be condemned by the city's health department
postcard - CardCow
Decades Old Employee
Captain Louis D. Walz
bandleader 1928-1961
 from his book called 'Old Fort Snelling Instruction Book for Life With Music of Early America'
1934 photo - Northside Collection via Sulzer Regional Library

Captain Louis D. Walz poses with percussion section of Lake View High School marching band at annual concert.  Students pictured are David Cross, Howard C. Bradley, Jr., Henry W. Behrens, Jr., William J. Yonan, Arthur H. Schreyer, Donald B. Ward, Harry Holmberg, and Bernard M. Dresner.  Four students have snare drums strapped across one shoulder, two others are holding cymbals, and two more are holding mallets standing behind large kettle drums with "LV" on the drum-skins.  Captain Walz is standing in the center. 
1935 Yearbook - from my collection
1942 photo - Northside Collection via Sulzer Regional Library
 1944 photo - Northside Collection 
via Sulzer Regional Library
 1945 photo at Welles Park - Northside Collection 
via Sulzer Regional Library
and below 1960 photo of Captain Louis Walz
Northside Collection via Sulzer Regional Library
Stand-Alone Photos 
in 1929
from the Chicago Daily News
1933 Student Handbook
part of my collection

a streetcar heading east along Ashland in 1934
photo - Trolley Dodger
from their 1936 yearbook
the house is now a staff parking lot
the 1938 addition to the school
photo - Chicago Historical Schools
1936 'Lake re-View' Newspaper 
part of my personal collection
Winning the Annual Regatta 
in 1939
1940 Yearbook
selected pages from my personal collection

the high school at a branch in the Hamilton building
 the high school at a branch in the original Greeley building
the January grad class
 the June grad class

Heading Home 
in 1943
1943 view from the corner of Ashland and Addison

1940's photo - Growing-Up in Chicago-Facebook
Home Economic 

Wartime ROTC students 
photos - Ebay
The Student Council 
The Theater
1944 photos 

1948 photo

Promoting Advertising 
as a Subject in 1948

Wearing the Letters
 photos - Ebay
unknown date
Laura Schoeben's jacket
prepping for the prom 1949
photo - Chicago History Museum
The 75th Anniversary 
Yearbook 1949
part of my personal collection

The School's Newspaper
in 1949
images - Ebay
The Carole E Brennan 
High School Years
in Yearbooks
Carole attended this high school from 1955 through 1958. As a supporter of my Facebook presence called LakeView Historical she mailed 2 boxes of her yearbooks & other collectibles to me to be part of my collection on the history of Lake View. 
The following are selected pages from her books.
other Brennan Donated 
photo contribution by Carole Brennan above
And below a theater production Ebay photo 
maybe during the 50's?? below
a 1964 disc recording
1965 Yearbook
selected pages
part of my collection
January Class
June Class
1974 - Practice Session for their 100th birthday - Ebay
1974 Home Economic Class
75 Years Young
in 1949
 1975 Practice Session of the band - Ebay
1982 - Chemical Class Accident - Ebay
1985 Photos
Ravenswood - Lake View Community Collection

below - Chicago Public Library, Explore Chicago Collection
The 3rd Annual 
Spaghetti Dinner Dance
The Robert Krueger Collection - 1991

The LVHS Glee Club 
in 2012
Yo-Yo-Ma with students
 A Student 
Goes to Princeton 
Don Geci - Senior 2015
Celebrating his Acceptance in Astrophysics at Princeton
"The student body here is very much like a family. Since the week I found out about the acceptance, I've almost been late to some of my classes because of high-fives, hugs, and congratulations from so many students. That is the sort of spirit you find here." - Don Geci
North-Side Schools 
Unite in 2015!
A coalition to attract more resources to north-sided 
high schools was established at a community meeting.

News from a
New Principal in 2017
"We have big plans for the next four years: in partnership with Microsoft, NuMat Technologies, and Northwestern University, we just launched our Innovation Academy, a four-year enrichment program for academically-curious students. We're excited about the $20 million in renovations that will transform our exterior and interior spaces, and grateful for the support of the Chicago Cubs and Lake View Partners in giving us a head start with a brand-new weight room and MakerSpace. We're inspired by our student-entrepreneurs working under the mentorship of DeLoitte. We're grateful for the support of GrowCommunity in helping solidify a true network of neighborhood elementary and high schools that promises to create a smooth K-12 pipeline for children across the north side. And we're widening pathways for our students into college by improving access to classes at DePaul University and expanding our Dual Credit offerings with Wright College, and by hosting informational events for families in conjunction with the Harvard Club of Chicago." - Principal Paul J. Karafiol
LVHS Renovation Plans 
in 2018
alderman to the left, principal to the right 
from a newsletter via email
'On March 30 at 5:30 [2017], you're invited to a presentation about the upcoming renovations at Lake View High School. You'll get a chance to hear about the plans and timetable, and you'll be able to give us your feedback on the proposal.'

Cordogan Clark & Associates was the architect for building renovation

Some Construction Photos

by Friends of Lake View High School-Facebook

The man behind all the construction update pictures,
AP Vast-Binder
the gym de-construction phase
new tile and lockers - the high school colors
The Autumn Colors
from Friends of Lake View School-Facebook
2019 below photo - Chris Cullen 
via Original Chicago-Facebook
The 2020 Virtual Tour
(click on link)
Performing to the 
General Public
not since 2011
The Dome/Observatory 
 this postcard is part of my collection
Where is that dome?
 Did the school own that building 
or does have the answer??
image - Google Maps
view west on Irving Park Road

photo of the dome - Redfin
with a view the high school
image - Google Maps
the building is located at 1468 W Irving Park Road - Apt 3w
 photo - Redfin
 photos - Redfin
Property Overview - 'Here it is! This top floor unit in Lakeview combines easy condo living with the feel of a single family home. The main level features a living room, dining room w/ gorgeous built in hutch, bedroom, bath, kitchen w/ 42" maple, granite, stainless steel appliances and outdoor deck. The upper level has a master En Suite w/ bath and a very rare and unique connecting observatory dome! The "dome" was recently restored to its majestic humble beginning. Use as an office, lounge, artist studio, meditation/yoga room. The "Dome" also has new exterior copper cap observatory was apparently originally built by a grandfather for his grandson 
to star gaze with all original millwork, charm and character.'
 Troy Stukowski via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
photo-shop by Michael Cusak via same site
with a 2018 Google Map view
an advertisement from a 1944 Lake View yearbook
from Sue Moore Gustafson via same site
The Parochial 
High School:
text & image - Niche

What is a parochial school?

A parochial school is a private school affiliated with a religious entity. In many cases, that entity is a church. Frequently that church is Catholic, although sometimes it’s not.

Some may refer to Jewish or other religious schools as parochial if the school is directly linked to a place of worship. However, “parochial” is rooted in the word “parish,” so typically the term “parochial school” references a Christian, and more specifically, Catholic, organization.

What kind of education is offered at parochial schools?

Parochial schools are subject to the same state guidelines as any other private school. They teach a standard curriculum including math, science and reading, however, a religious education is administered alongside it.

Parochial schools, like other Christian schools, may also offer the ability for students to go through sacraments, including First Communion and/or Confirmation.

in 2024
photo below - their website
Their Neighborhood Association
The Catholic High School
Irving Park Road & Marine Drive
District of Lake View
Community of Uptown
Neighborhood of Buena Park 
postcard - Chicago History in Postcards
 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
zoomed view below
the first building
1903 view below- Chicago History Museum
photo below - 'Our Family Tree Tale'
photo - Chuckman Collections
that was once a private residence
photo - Art Institute of Chicago 
 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
The first and second buildings are shown
located just directly east of the Pattington Apartments 
on Pine Grove Avenue
zoomed below
 photos - Ali Khalil via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
unknown date

3 photos below - Bob Hendricks via Chicagopedia
from a tip from David Zornig
with Marine (federal) Hospital beyond it
below photo - Art Institute of Chicago
1960's? postcard - Ebay 
Random photos
from Loyola University Archives
photo of the original school building and the second & 
newer building
Mary Hall
school newsletter 1930
The Rendering 
of St. Joseph's Hall
Laying the corner stone for St. Joseph's Hall
Home Economics
in St Joseph's Hall
Student Photos
The Last Year
article - Lenner Papers 1981
Planned Development 
News 2020
photos - 46th ward office 
(for Girls)
est. 1891?
District of Lake View
442 W Wellington Avenue
 This 1917 yearbook is part of my collection
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
zoomed below
6 grads in 1917

Minerva Institute
for Girls
1893 text - Chicago & its environs
below - Chicago and its Environs 1893
for Boys
20 page 1876 graduation booklet
and part of my collection
established in 1863
 (a Facebook album)
Getting Here
From their Parents
From my Private Collection:
Lake View High School 
& Monthly's:
My Collection of  over 50 books 
in total

January Semester
June Semester
first semester
the second semester
1930 Annual
all pages - Newberry Library
all pages - Newberry Library
all pages - Newberry Library
75th Anniversary Book
100th Anniversary Book
Lake View High 
Student Handbooks


Lake View High Monthly
My collection ranges from 1902-1905
*These school's monthly publications began in 1898*
on the contents of the above monthly

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