ONCE UPON A TIME

The “Once Upon a Time” mentioned in the previous post began in 1924.
 
Grace Laird and Virginia Braswell started a kindergarten in a storefront of the Green Lantern Apts. There were two rooms-- one for shop and the other for “usual kindergarten activities,” to quote from Ruth Gorham’s book on Graland’s first fifty years. Later, Hilda Holcombe was hired to assist Miss Laird and Miss Braswell with the eleven children.
 
One year later, the school moved to a larger space called The Green House at 773 Franklin Street and now housed two grades.  Alas, TGH was too small, and the school moved again to 1012 Pennsylvania St.
 
I shall save the story about how Graland Country Day School for Boys and Girls found land, an architect, and Georgia Nelson for another posting.
 
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Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.