John F. Kennedy High School, Interior and Today

Henry T. Mizuki, Auditorium at John F. Kennedy High School, 500 Woods Mill Road in Manchester, July 1971, Missouri History Museum, P0374-04092-17-4p

I dug up some old photos of John F. Kennedy High School from when it had just opened back in 1971. As I covered back in March of this year, it has been completely demolished for new houses named Celtic Meadows.

Henry T. Mizuki, Classroom at John F. Kennedy High School, 500 Woods Mill Road in Manchester, July 1971, Missouri History Museum, P0374-04092-18-4p
Henry T. Mizuki, Library at John F. Kennedy High School, 500 Woods Mill Road in Manchester, July 1971, Missouri History Museum, P0374-04092-16a-4p
Henry T. Mizuki, Library at John F. Kennedy High School, 500 Woods Mill Road in Manchester, July 1971, Missouri History Museum, P0374-04092-20-4p
Henry T. Mizuki, Gymnasium at John F. Kennedy High School, 500 Woods Mill Road in Manchester, July 1971, Missouri History Museum, 0374-04092-19-4p
Henry T. Mizuki, Gymnasium at John F. Kennedy High School, 500 Woods Mill Road in Manchester, July 1971, Missouri History Museum, P0374-04092-24-4p

As can be seen below, there has been some major grading work going on to the site, as the old flat plateaus for the school and football field are removed.

What’s my opinion? I predicted that the site, after the failure of Fontbonne to develop the site as a satellite campus, would end up as a housing development. The land was just too valuable. I was right.

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