Submitted by Bob Reilly

Thanks to local history buff Bob Reilly, we have a frame of reference for the article in today’s paper on proposed additions to Holmes Elementary School. The current Holmes building at Kenilworth and Chicago avenues, was built in the late 1950s. The school in this postcard, with its beautiful arched entrance, is the original, the school that Ernest Hemingway attended, located kitty corner from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home & Studio (that’s what you call a celebrity intersection). Our own John Stanger, who writes a monthly DOOPer’s Memories column in Viewpoints, also attended Holmes, so we expect to see him write about the old school building soon.

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