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The booming sound of "seniors-we have some business to take care for late-comers or meeting-goers to climb to and from seats-these are
of this morning" coming from class president Russ Walk, the relaxing gab some of the memories that will bring this class laughs when they glance at
sessions formed after announcements, the mad attempts to complete as- this typical scene of their homeroom.
signments before first hour, and the joy of having to stand up long enough
Diversions and facilities of early l900's bear striking contrast
Could you picture Hobart without its familiar Brickie Bowl?
Until the l93O's there was no such thing as a football squad.
The annual oratorical and choral contests held in Hammond
stole the limelight with as much ease as do football games
now. Divisional track meets also kindled sport fans' spirited
interest and kept it.glowing.
Could you picture Hobart without weather-worn Roose-
velt Gym-without a place to prepare a competetive Basket-
ball team? lt was l906 before this sport reached the school
agenda in Hobart-but even the girls took part when it be-
came a scheduled activity. There were no complaints ofa
low-standard gym in those days-in fact there was no gym
to speak of. The town produced winning teams, though, and
all the while the games were played in Odd Fellows Hall,
the present Hobart Hatchery. During the depression, rooms
109, ll0, and l l l in the high school were filled with
bleachers and utilized as "the gym of the day."
It is hard to picture these happenings as having anything
to do with 'our school'-but they actually summarize a town
which "just never seems to stand still" sports-wise or any-
Constructed between the years l935 and l939, Brickie Bowl has gained a
reputation for its ideal location and structure. Another section of cement bleach-
ers was added last year to seat the expanding number af track and football fans.
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they've become a permanent part of our campus.
The building we have termed as 'ready to topple' has come along way
from being, as an educator described it in 1877: ". . . a square building,
two stories high, with a good grove on the east, south, and west, and a
neat white fence in front." Since then, this 'square' structure, by means of
several additions-one in 1910 and one in 1939--has grown into this
launched 1 12 years of spirited advancement in Hobart ed
Formal education in Hobart was born in a one-room, oak-log school house on
Center Street where the Masonic Temple now stands. Volunteer laborers built it in the
year 1845, and earned a meager one dollar a day on the iob.
By 1858 there were four schools to accommodate the people growing in number
in and around Hobart, and not until 1877 was there an actual building on the spot
where our high school now stands. At this time its was known as Hobart Township High
School and extended its facilities to those living as far north as Marquette Park and as
far south as Ross Township.
Hobart, Crown Point, and Hammond had the only three high schools in this area
as of 1892. Students who drove horse-drawn carriages to school in those days would
envy the many teen-agers of today who daily drive to school and park in the small
spaces provided for their cars. The year 1900 marked the ofticiol commissioning of
Hobart High, and by 1910 it was a consolidated school.
The Hobart High we have known has reached the last marker in its long march
of progress-but its aims and plans will be carried on with the ever-increasing
advancement and improvement going on in Hobart.
These wooden portables, the first of which was put up in 1944, now house the band, the
shops, and the cafeteria. Although thought to be temporary at the time of their erection,
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Roosevelt Gym, now over-
crowded and inadequate, was
considered one of the best gymna-
siums in northern Indiana in 1926,
the year it was built. The rooms
upstairs were used by Roosevelt
grade school until l955, when
the high school, always in need of ,
more space, took them for its Q
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To the familiar and esteemed parts of life at Ho-Hi in 1957
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