Isabelle O’Keeffe Elementary School

Isabelle C. O’Keeffe Elementary School 6940 Merrill Avenue  Historical profile by Elizabeth A. Patterson O’Keeffe Elementary School honors Isabelle C. O’Keeffe (?-1922), a woman who played an important role in the history of the Chicago Public Schools. Born Isabelle Kelly, O’Keeffe attended Chicago public schools and taught at the Graham Elementary School for six years […]

Emil G. Hirsch School

When Hirsch Junior High School opened in 1926, it was considered one of the city’s most modern educational facilities with separate gymnasiums for boys and girls; indoor swimming pool; kitchen and cafeteria; a large library; and music and art studios.