CN100 Highlights Joliet Central High School
Since 1901, Joliet Central High School has seen a journey filled with change, growth and even uncertainty, yet it still remains a stalwart building for education in one of the Chicago area’s biggest cities.
CN100 honors that legacy with a new On Demand special titled “Joliet Central: A Palace of Learning and Culture.” The program delves deep into the history-filled school on Jefferson Street, from the large murals that adorn the hallways to the Steelmen sculpture that inspired the school’s mascot.
Through interviews, CN100 details the building’s expansion in its early years by the D.H. Burnham Company through the modern field house addition just a few years ago. The program also explains how Joliet Central went from the verge of being shuttered in 1981 to landing on the National Register of Historic Places just one year later.
Constructed of Joliet limestone, the school – originally known as Joliet Township High School – maintains a distinct local connection, while being regarded nationally for its architectural significance.
You can find “Joliet Central: A Palace of Learning and Culture” with Xfinity On Demand beginning April 24. Just click on the Get Local tab and look for the “Joliet Central” folder.
See a preview here.
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