Edwards' annual directory to the inhabitants, institutions, incorporated companies, manufacturing establishments, business, business firms, etc., etc., in the city of St. Louis for ... /
High School.
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Corner Fifteenth and Olive. Erected in 1855. at
the cost of $50.000. The building is sixty-seven feet
front on OliveSt.street , and eighty-four feet deep. It has
three stories and a basement. The first and sec-
and stories are each fifteen and a half feet high in
clear; the third story, nineteen and a half feet,
and the basement, nine feet. The basement is oc-
cupied, in part by the furnaces. and in part by a
school room and laboratory. The first and sec-
ond floors each contain four rooms, situated in the
corners of the building, separated by halls and
stairways.
The third floor is an Assembly Hall, sufficiently
large to seat 700 persons. The building has six-
teen small rooms, for wardrobes and libraries.
The lot is 150 feet front, by 106 feet deep, and is
valued at $25 000.
This school is designed for advanced scholars of
both sexes. The course of studies extrnds through
four years, and comprieded ancient and modern
Languages, Higher Mathematics,Belles Letters,
Natural Sciences, Moral and Mental Philosophy,
Music, Drawing, &c. The Superior advantages of
this school are open to all the youth of the city.
both male and female, who can pass a satisfactory
examination in the preparatory studies. The
carefulness of the examinations and the great
popularity of the school have contributed to fur-
nish an excellent class of scholars for this institu-
tion. for efficiency and exact scholarship the St.
Louis High School has n superior. Number of
teachers, besides music teachers, 8. Number of
scholars about 250.
District Schools.
These are 22 in number, conveniently located in
the different wards of the city. The total number
of pupils educated in them for the current year
will be about thirteen thousand.
Evening Schools.
Besides the day schools above mentioned, the
Board of Directors keep open, for four months
each year, a System of Free Evening Schools.
These schools are designed to afford the privileges
of education to such of the youth of the city of
both sexes, as are necessarially engaged in some
useful employment during the day, and thereby
prevent from attending day schools. The usual
attendance of these schools each year is about one
thousand scholars