Three Sioux Falls Schools - 1928
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Washington High School - 1928
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.


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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.


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


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

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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.)