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Central High School
Central High School
TitleCentral High School
DescriptionPostcard of Central High School
Historical ArticleThere was not a public school building in Kansas City in 1867, the lower floor of a small 2-story store building at the southeast corner of Eleventh and Locust streets was rented for Central high school. Later the school board purchased the land, and in 1883 the building shown at the far right was erected.

In 1892 the large red brick building in center front was finished and connected to the old 1883 section.

In 1903 a new wing on the left (east) of the tower was added and all buildings were remodeled and connected making a commodious 62 rooms.

Among the nationally known graduates of the school at that location were Gladys Swarthout, lyric soprano; William Powell, movie star; and Casey Stengel, baseball manager.

Kansas City Star
May 11, 1968

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectSchools
Central High School
Public Schools
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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