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John Hay High School photograph
Description: Reverse reads: "John Hay High School, photograph taken 4/14/37, Cleveland, Ohio, Cuyahoga Co." John Milton Hay met Abraham Lincoln through his uncle, a Springfield, Illinois lawyer who worked next door to the future president. Hay served as Lincoln's personal secretary until 1864, and was present at the president's death. His diaries remain a chief primary source for historians of the Civil War. He married into Cleveland high society and lived there in celebrity and boredom from 1875 to 1886. Hay returned to Washington, completing a long career in government as Secretary of State to William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Completed in 1929, George Hopkinson's neoclassical school on Stokes Boulevard in University Circle replaced a nearby school at 105th Street. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B04F10_33_01
Subjects: Cleveland (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.; High schools--Ohio; Schools--Ohio; High school--Buildings; School buildings--Ohio; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project
Places: Cleveland (Ohio) ; Cuyahoga County (Ohio)