Moline Memories - MHS 66 Friends

Monday, February 8, 2010

Moline High School Through the Years

Moline High School, around 1916

MHS in 1940, still on the 16th Street hill,
overlooking the Mississippi River Valley.

If someone in the family was a teacher,
the name Allendale often came up.
This mansion was donated to Moline to use for education.

MHS moved close to East Moline, in a new $4 million campus,
complete with a swimming pool, in the 1960s.

The old MHS building became SSU - Sixteenth Street University, or Blackhawk Community College. When the new Blackhawk campus was built, Beling Engineering bought the old building.

Many MHS graduates turned back time when they went into higher education, using their parents' school building to start college.

Photos - courtesy of John Robeson.

Click here for an interesting history of Moline schools, created by the Class of 1968.