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Updated: 08/16/2014 08:00:03AM

Early school days in Englewood

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY DIANA HARRIS

The Englewood School built in 1922 was located on West Dearborn Street. The photo was taken by Bob Johnson in 1940s when it was no longer being used as a school.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY DIANA HARRIS

The class of 1928 at the Englewood School.

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From 1890 to the 1920s, the Englewood area was served by several one-room schools. A burst of growth in the 1920s finally brought the first sizable school to town. The practical-looking structure was built on West Dearborn Street, the hub of the tiny fishing village at the time.

The town was very proud of it. Individuals and groups alike pulled together immediately to help the new school in any way they could.

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