Here’s what this street corner looked like in 1921 and now in 2016.
Georgia and Ruby Goff were enrolled in the music program at Des Moines Colllege (1) in 1920-1921. To meet their financial obligations, both girls were employed by Carl and Edith Weeks (2). Carl was an alumni of Highland Park College who made his fortune manufacturing and selling cosmetics (3).
(1) “A New Charter.” The College on the Northside. Location. 30 June 2013.
(2) Kindey, Joy Neil. Post. Des Moines Historical Society. Closed Group. Facebook. 27 February 2016. Location. Accessed: 2016 March 2.
(3) Finney, Daniel P. “Linn County Boy Helped Build D.M. Icons.” Des Moines Register Online. Des Moines, Iowa. 8 April 2016. Location. Accessed: 8 April 2016.
Here’s another student handbook. This one was published by Young Men & Women’s Christian Association of Des Moines University.