Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Looking Back: 1916: Sycamore Needs a New High School

From the January 27, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back"

1916, 100 Years Ago:  "An interesting and important election was held Saturday in the county seat (Sycamore).  The proposition submitted to the voters was whether Sycamore should erect a new high school.

"It has been apparent for some time that a new school had to be built.  The present structure was erected in 1905 to accommodate 125 people.  The enrollment has increased until today it is over 180.

Later that week it was reported:  "Sycamore will begin this spring the erection of a thoroughly modern completely appointed city high school building.  The building will be located on the Haley site of over three acres on the East State Street.

And, there is a newer high school now, south of town on Sycamore Road Il-23.


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