Genealogy History Snap Shots

Sunday Snapshots DeLaSalle {Roaring Twenties}

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Snapshots: DeLaSalle {Roaring Twenties}

Grandpa Stan attended the college preparatory high school, DeLaSalle/De La Salle High, located on Nicolett Island, Minneapolis Minnesota.

Here, Stanley and his brother Tom were taught by the Christian Brothers (the Brothers of the Christian Schools) and received a well-rounded education. Stanley particularly excelled as an athlete on the tennis courts, which would later assist him in life as a tennis instructor at the Banff Springs Hotel.

Tuition at the time would have been around $75-80 a year, and with today’s inflation it would amount to about $1,100. Due to the economic crisis and freefall into the Great Depression, Stanley paid for both his own tuition and his brother Tom’s by working evenings at the Minneapolis club. During his bus rides to work from school, he would catch up on his homework.

The first photo illustrates what the school looked like in 1923 (via: Minnesota Historical Society) and the second photo is one I took in 2013. The last photo is a sophomore class photo of Stanley’s brother, Tom. He’s on the far right (first row), and is awesome – because he looks like Harry Potter.

A very special thank you goes out to the Staff at the Hennepin County Library. Without you, I would have never had these amazing yearbook photos of my grandpa!

DeLaSalle High School 1923 main building, photo from the Minnesota Historical Society archives | Alex InspiredDeLaSalle High School 2013 main building, photo via| Alex InspiredDeLaSalle High School, renovations to building 1952, photo from the Minnesota Historical Society archives | Alex InspiredDeLaSalle High School, Tennis certificate: “Athletic D Assocoation” for Stanley Golden, 1929 from the Athletic Council, signed by Brother Eugene, Brother Richard and Director M.R. McMahan | Alex Inspired 1928 De La Salle High School Year Book Photo of Stanley Golden | Alex Inspired1929 De La Salle High School Year Book Photo of Stanley Golden | Alex Inspired1928 and 1929 De La Salle High School Year Book Photos of Stanley Golden | Alex Inspired1929-1930 De La Salle High School Christian Brothers Weekly and Quarterly Reports for Stanley Golden | Alex Inspired 1928 De La Salle High School Year Book, Sophomore Class Photo of Thomas Golden | Alex Inspired

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