Richard Yates School

Richard Yates School 1839 North Richmond Historical profile by Julia S. Bachrach In 1896, when construction began on a new school that would be located just east of Humboldt Boulevard and Cortland Avenue, the Board of Education referred to the building as the “Boulevard School.” (1)  Earlier that year, the board had proposed naming the […]

Alexander von Humboldt Elementary School

Alexander von Humboldt Elementary School 2622 West Hirsch Avenue Historical profile by Julia S. Bachrach and Bill Latoza In May of 2013, when the Chicago Board of Education made a final decision to shutter fifty schools throughout the city, Alexander Von Humboldt School was the only one to receive a split vote. Several months earlier, […]