The History of Hibbard High School, Chicago
Chicago (population 2.7 million) is in northeastern Illinois in eastern Cook County. Lake
Michigan, along with the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers being the main waterways in the city. Interstates 55, 57, 90, &
94 will all lead you to the "Windy City," as will numerous state and US highways. From what started as a small village in
the early 1800’s along the banks of Lake Michigan, Chicago has grown to the nation's third largest city and one of the
most famous places in the world, as the result of an ethnically diverse community that adopted the city.
William Gold Hibbard High School was named after an area philanthropists and noted as one
of the pioneers of business of his time. The school began in 1916 and served high school aged students at 3244 W. Ainslie
for 12 years. More information about the school can be found at the school's web page at: http://www.hibbard.cps.k12.il.us/schoolhistory.html.
In 1927, a new high school named after the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was completed
and students from Hibbard were sent there for their remaining school years. The school is still in use as an elementary school.