Hillsboro High School Tour

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Hillsboro Illinois High School Gymnasium
Hillsboro Illinois High School Gymnasium

On the afternoon of Friday, August 6, 2021 members of Hillsboro High School class of 1980 met for a tour of the school. Classmate Betsy Homa led the tour. Later that evening we celebrated our 40th class reunion a year late - due to COVID-19 restrictions last year.


Hillsboro High School Gym - Hillsboro Mayor Yoffie traveled to Washington D.C. and met personally with President Roosevelt. During that meeting Mayor Yoffie secured W.P.A. funding for multiple projects in Hillsboro one of them being the HHS Gym. Built by Evans Construction Co of Springfield in 1939. Using massive amounts of steel reinforced concrete the HHS gym was also designed to serve our community as a fallout shelter, emergency hospital, surgical suite and morgue. Thousands of students have used this gym over the last 80+ years for homecoming, prom, choir, basketball, wrestling.....

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