The building, which opened in 1924 with 1,600 students, was capable of housing 4,500.
World War I’s “baby boom” swelled enrollment at ETHS, so the “164” or “northwest” wing was added. Other additions included an extra 10 acres north of Church St. for sports (currently Lazier Field), prefab housing for faculty, additional gyms and shop space, the greenhouse, fieldhouse, and football stands.
Significant physical expansion took place during this time. Racial equity became a primary focus at ETHS in 1967.