Pembroke Country Day School for Boys

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Clipping entitled "Graduating Class of Pembroke-Country Day School" from May 1937 showing the graduates on the steps to the main entrance of the school. The caption states, "Shown (left to right) in the front row are Henry B. Taylor, jr., Dick Lowry, Chandler Smith, Stephen Harris and Arthur Landon. Second row: Jack Goodman, James Gray, William Geiger, jr., George C. Jordan, Lawrence E. Smith III and Charles Kimball, jr. Third row: Kinman Thompson, Fred Goldman, Charles McGee, Kenneth Larson, Richard Myers and Robert Rollin. Back row: Thomas H.

Author: 
Daniel Coleman
Formerly Missouri Valley Special Collections

As one school historian has written, the Kansas City Country Day School opened its doors in a September 28, 1910, ceremony resembling "a cross between the launching of a crusade and an old-time Fourth of July celebration." It was the culmination of much hard work on the part of Vassie James Ward Hill, a trailblazing female political leader whose progressive vision led to the founding of Country Day and its sister institution, the Sunset Hill School, today known collectively as Pembroke Hill.

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Photographs

Exterior of the Administration Building of the Country Day School, later called Pembroke Country Day School. It was once located near the southeastern corner of 51st Street and State Line Road. The ground on which this building stood is now the quadrangle of the Pembroke Hill School - Ward Parkway Campus. This vantage point faces southwest from just south of 51st Street, between Ward Parkway and State Line Road.

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