Slideshow: The History of Senn High School

In 1929, Senn’s school board approved a $1,850,000 addition of two symmetrical side wings, which were designed by John C. Christensen. Although ground was broken in 1930, the Great Depression slowed construction. Federal relief funds finally allowed for the completion in 1934.

By Bernadette Hoffman

The 5900 block of North Glenwood Ave. is part of Edgewater, a community on the North Side of the city of Chicago. The block is home to Senn High School, an urban college prep that houses one of four military schools in the Chicago Public Schools system. On Monday February 5, we toured the campus and learned about its rich history, which goes back to the early 20th century.

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