Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Waco Tribune Highlights Local Higher Education History

Terri Jo Ryan of the Waco Tribune offers fascinating articles highlight local history.  There have been four in the past couple of years covering higher education institutions. Each article includes historical photographs and a variety of interesting details.

Robert H. Hill and Hill's Business College were featured on June 9, 2012.  The institution was founded in 1881 and operated in various locations until the Great Depression.

An article on Toby's Practical Business College ran on July 7, 2012.  Edward Toby was a particularly successful and enterprising educator.  His school was formally chartered in 1899 and operated until 1942.

Waco Female College was the focus on March 15, 2014.  The institution was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church South and was chartered in 1860.  The college closed in 1895 and the property was then used by Add-Ran Christian University, a predecessor to Texas Christian University.
An article on Central City Commercial College appeared on March 29, 2014.  The institution opened in 1924 and closed seventy years later in 1994.