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There isn't a hippie in sight at social dancing classes evenings at Sunset Ridge School in Northfield. The program, designed to teach social skills to junior high pupils living in Northfield, is sponsored each year by the Sunset Ridge-Middelfork PTA.
Series of hand-drawn maps of Northfield 1910-1915, drawn by Charles Levernier in 1982
Portrait of Samuel Insull from 1920.
Brown School teacher (unknown) outside school with students; it was torn down in the summer of 1930 to make way for the new SRS. But the little hand-pump on the corner remained for decades.
John Brown, who donated a quarter acre of land on Sunset Ridge Road in 1878 to build first school in Northfield
Brown School in winter
Sunset Ridge students with William Cray in 1930, the first year the school opened.
Sunset Ridge Students with William Cray, first district Superindentent, and Betty Heffner, first hired teacher; Cray's daughter Julia is in center row, far left.
Students, names on back of photo
Brown school student William Cray wins Annual Cook County Spelling Bee soon after his father becomes principal; article from Chicago Herald, April, 1930
William Cray, Brown School teacher and first Sunset Ridge Superintendent with the last class of Brown School students in 1930
Betty Heffner, first Sunset Ridge teacher, as a young woman.
Students with model village and mural, likely in the Sunset Ridge art room.
Harry Collins, Sunset Ridge Superintendent from 1942-1970, as a young man.
Series of head shots of Dorothy Clark, the driving force behind creation of Sunset Ridge School. She moved here in 1922 from the East Coast.
Louise Cray, wife of first Sunset Ridge District Superintendent, at about 45 years.
Young Harry Collins leaning on the car he used to drove to Naperville and back every week.
4th and 5th graders the year before Harry Collins cames to Sunset Ridge - 1943-1944. The school was being run without a principal. William Cray retired in 1942 after suffering a stroke.
Sunset Ridge students (girls) on playground in back of school