Three Sioux Falls Schools - 1928

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Washington High School - 1928
Courtesy: Bob Kolbe

A promotional film shot in 1928 for the city of Sioux Falls lauds three of the city's schools: Columbus College - a private Catholic school that closed in 1929, Washington High School, and Augustana College.


image of Columbus College in Sioux FallsColumbus College buildings on W. 22nd St. between Western and S. Garfield Ave., looking west.Courtesy: Bob Kolbe, Sioux Fal

The buildings and grounds of  Columbus College were purchased by the Federal Government in 1948. The site is now the home of the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital.


picture of washington high school, 1928View of Washington High School from S. Main St. at W. 11th Ave., looking westCourtesy: Bob Kolbe

Washington High School is now the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences.


pictures of augustana college students in 1928Training students to become teachers was one of the primary missions of Augustana College in 1928. Courtesy: Bob Kolbe

Training students to become teachers was one of the primary missions of Augustana College in 1928.

picture of augustana college main buildings in 1928Augustana's Old Main (R) and Ladies Hall. S. Summit Ave. at College Drive, looking westCourtesy: Bob Kolbe

The tracks and overhead wires of a Summit Avenue street car line are visible in this image.


For Teachers: Activity idea is available at SDPB's Digital Learning Library. 

Learn more about the history of Augustana College.

More pictures of Columbus College and the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital.

A brief history of Washington High School. (Sioux Falls School District page.)

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