Wendell Phillips Academy High School

Wendell Phillips Academy High School 244 East Pershing Boulevard Historical profile by Elizabeth A. Patterson An imposing building by William Bryce Mundie, Wendell Phillips Academy High School sits at the corner of East Pershing Boulevard and South Prairie Avenue, near the southern edge of Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Established in 1904 and named for an abolitionist, […]

Edward Tilden Career Community Academy High School

Edward Tilden Career Community Academy High School 4747 South Union Avenue Historical profile by Elizabeth A. Patterson Located on Chicago’s south side in the New City neighborhood, Tilden Career Community Academy High School had its beginnings as Lake High School. The original sixteen-room Lake High building was constructed in the 1880s to serve the needs […]

EPIC Academy Charter High School

EPIC Academy Charter High School (formerly Sullivan Elementary School) 8255 South Houston Avenue Historical profile by Elizabeth A. Patterson EPIC Academy Charter High School is housed in a handsome brick building that was constructed in 1902. Initially serving as an elementary school, the facility was needed to educate the children of immigrant steel workers who […]

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 […]