Monday, May 2, 2011

Withrow High School



Construction of the high school began in 1915 but was halted due to the start of World War I. During the war, the completed building was going to be used as a hospital for wounded soldiers but the war ended before that happened. The high school was completed in 1919 and was named East High School. In 1924 the school became Withrow High School, named after Dr. John Withrow, the president of the school board.

The school was designed by Frederick W. Garber and is Colonial style architecture complete with an arching entry bridge and a 114 feet tall clock tower. There are motivational inscriptions along the entryways of the columned buildings and towers related to education. The school also features a large athletic complex complete with an 8,000-seat football stadium. The school is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Withrow High School
2520 Madison Road, Hyde Park

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