Haven School

15th Street and Wabash Avenue Historical profile by Elizabeth A. Patterson One of Chicago’s earliest substantial works of school architecture stood at the corner of what is now 15thStreet and Wabash Avenue.  It was named for early Chicago Board of Education President Luther Haven.  Designed by Vermont-born Chicago architect Gurdon Randall, who was then known […]

Chicago Parental School

Designed by William Bryce Mundie, the Chicago Parental School was located at West Foster and North Central Park Avenues from 1902 to 1975.  This residential facility was meant to help educate and rehabilitate troubled boys.  The Parental School Movement, which had begun in Europe, sought to remove juvenile delinquents from negative influences, and provide them […]