Chicago (population 2.8 million) is located in northeastern Illinois in eastern Cook County. Lake Michigan, the Chicago
and Des Plaines Rivers are the main waterways to and from town. Interstates 90, 94, 55, and 57 will all lead you to the "Windy
City," as will numerous US and state routes, which at one time included the legendary Route 66. From what started as a small
village in the early 1800's, Chicago has grown to the nation's third largest city and one of the most famous places in the
Englewood Luther Institute was opened in 1923 as an extension of the Chicago Luther Institute
when the original school experienced overcrowding in its location on the city's west side. The school was located at 6309
Yale Avenue, which served a high school and commercial college that were fully accredited.
The first teacher was a
Miss Stine with 12 students enrolled. The following year, Rev. Prof. J.C. Anderson became head of the school, enrollment jumped
to 58, and continue to grow for the next two years until 1927 when Anderson returned to Luther Institute to become its director.
Carl Scaer succeeded Anderson as the school looked to expand its location with a new building with up-to-date facilities.
Unfortunately, the lack of the financial support coupled by the Great Depression led to the school's closing at the
end of the first semester in January 1931. All students were absorbed by Luther Institute to finish their education. It would
not be until 1953 when Luther Institute would open a new school with the advent of Luther South