University Liggett School - Rivista Yearbook (Grosse Pointe Woods, MI)

 - Class of 1949

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Page 5 text:

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Headmlstress KATHARINE OGDEN B A Vassar College Ph D Umversrty of Illnnors ff ANY YEARS AGO before Henry Ford became famous and whale model Ts were strll consldered the mlracle of the age there was a tract of land on the east srde of Detroit known as the Cook Farm This beautlfully wooded quret section became a highly desrrable resldentral drstrlct known as the lndlan Village It was before the days of the Charlevorx street car lrne There was no traffrc to menace the safety of children on the streets Rlgld restrlctlons were lard down to keep the neighborhood strrctly resldentral A group of the frrst settlers rn lndran Vrllage after they had bullt their comfortable homes on the bag tree shaded lots went on to plan a good school for therr chrldren These men rarsed the necessary money to buy land and put up the burldrng for the Eastern Lrggett School the part of our present bulldlng which IS the lower school ln the 36 years slnce that school was opened there have been many changes whrch any of us could lust Remarkable It rs that throughout Detrorts tremendous expansron In splte of fantastic development of automotive plants and other rndustnes the lndran Vlllage and Lrggett School have kept the same close relatnonshlp with whrch they started Fam: Iles have moved away Apartment houses have been bullt on the fringes Llggett School has expanded thanks to gen erous alumnae and other frrends so that rt has the playfreld across Burns avenue In addrtron to the upper school wmg and the smaller playfleld besrde the school The latest acqulsrtlon rs the house and property whrch Miss Jeannette and her brother left to the school and whlch rs now the headmrstress home the foods class laboratory and a pleasant meetmg place for school business groups and for Informal reunrons Throughout the years real estate men have cnted Llggett as makrng property In the nerghborhood more desirable New famrlues replace the old as classes graduate and Lnggett gurls chrldren sat at the desks where therr mothers sat There rs now an lndran Vrllage Assocratlon wrth considerable authonty The restnctrons whrch were orlgrnally set up are strll largely adhered to Our school and this assocratron work together to one another s advantage The wonder ful Pow Wow held on our playfleld last June with great red footprints polntmg the way on crty pavements to the tent rn the mrddle of the hockey freld brought together lndrans large and small for a happy evening of feasting and fun The annual meetmg of the assoclatron rs held In school ln the fall In return the assoclatlon IS interested rn helping Lrggett get ln touch wlth new comers to the neighborhood Llggett gurls now come to 2555 Burns from all parts of the clty and suburbs They return then One lrttle two lrttle three lrttle lndrans to homes as far away as Windsor Grosse lle and Wyandotte to make their famnlles and friends acquainted with the lndlan Vrllage communrty ' A , ' 'I . ., I Q 1 M . , . . . I I ' I . . 1 I ' , . , . I I ' ' 1 u I ' I . . . , . I I , . . . . . , I , . . . . ,, . . ' I I . . ,, . . . . . 1 r 1 U

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