The History of East St. Louis Assumption (Central Catholic) High School East St. Louis (population 31,542) is located in southwestern Illinois along the banks of the Mississippi River in northwest St. Clair County. The town sits across the river from its namesake, St. Louis, Missouri. Several roadways lead to and from East St. Louis including Interstate Highways 55 and […]

East Lynn High School – Gymnasium on Riight Courtesy of Doc Whiteman East Lynn School Cement Inscription “EAST LYNN DISTRICT & TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOLS — 1915” East Lynn School Building 1882 Courtesy of Doc Whiteman The History of East Lynn High School East Lynn (population approximately 100) is located in far eastern Illinois in northwestern […]

Du Quoin Lincoln High School Du Quoin, Illinois The History of DuQuoin Lincoln High School DuQuoin is a city of 6,448 residents located near the tip of southern Illinois in the southeastern corner of Perry County. U.S. Route 51 and Il. Route 152 intersect on the north side of town. The Illinois Central Gulf Railroad runs through the middle of town. Creeks […]

The History of Dundas High School Dundas (polulation approximately 300) is located in southeastern Illinois in the north-central portion of Richland County. The town was platted in 1877 however is not recognized as an official Illinois village. It is located on Dundas Lane just east of Illinois Route 130. The Indiana HI-Rail Railroad once traveled through Dundas as well, […]

Dudley School Building 2019 Possibly Former HS Building The History of Dudley Township High School Dudley (population approximately 150) is located in the east-central portion of Illinois in the southwest area of Edgar County. Dudley sits about 7 miles east and a little south of Paris.  County Highway 20 is the main route to and from Dudley.  […]

Du Bois School Building The History of Du Bois Grade School Du Bois (population 222) is located in far south-central Illinois in the southeast corner of Washington County.  The village sits quietly on County Highway 8 about a quarter-mile east of U.S. Route 51. The Illinois Central Railroad passes through Du Bois as well.  Du Bois is located […]

Downs Community High School 1920-1963 Downs Kickapoo Union HS Building 1895-1919 Now a Private Residence (Kev Varney Photo) The History of Downs High School Downs (population 776) is located in east-central Illinois in the south-central portion of McLean County. The nearest town of note for location sake might be Bloomington which is located about eight miles to […]

Dowell School Building 2010 Courtesy of James Horaz Sign Above Dowell School Entrance – 2010 Photo Taken by James Horaz The History of Dowell High School Dowell (population 441) is located in far south-central Illinois in the northeast corner of Jackson County.  U.S.Route 51 takes you directly by the east side of town. The Illinois Central Railway runs through […]