The Year is 1922 ...

Bob Bell, star character as Bozo, the clown of Bozo's Circus, was born January 18th.

Congress passes joint resolution in favor of Jewish homeland in Palestine.

Supreme Court upholds women's suffrage.

Washington Conference brings nine international treaties to limit naval arms race, protect China and relax tension in Pacific.

President Harding vetoes 'Bonus Bill' for World War I veterans.

First commercial radio broadcast in New York.

Narcotics control board established.

In 1922 the Board of Education adopted it first plans for Arlington High School after a tumultuous start* of High School District 214 in 1914. The architect was J.N. Coleman of Chicago, who died two months after signing the contract with the Board. Construction was completed in 1923 at a cost of $100,000-$150,000. The new Township High School Building was placed 200 feet back from Euclid Avenue, with its main entrance facing Euclid. The building was designed for a capacity enrollment of 250 students. A gymnasium, study hall, stage, laboratories and 21 classrooms were all included. District student enrollment was 101.

In 1922 the school board adopted plans for the construction of Arlington High School, costing $150,000 and consisting of nine classrooms, an auditorium, and a gymnasium. Arlington High School graduated its first class, 10 students, in 1923. There were six additions made to this school, and seven other District 214 schools were built from the 1950's, 60's and 70's (Buffalo Grove was the last school built in 1973).


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