Hilltop, Cranmer and Graland

Henry Wolcott Toll, Sr. continues the story:

“There were only two houses in the surrounding prairie, the handsome Cranmer residence which faces Mountain View Park and an old brick dwelling in the southwest corner of the park.. . . the old house . . belonged to the city and was occupied by the superintendent of parks or one of his retinue and was doomed for demolition. Nevertheless, there was protest and a public hearing. It was prophesied that (the school) would be a harbinger of a flock of cheap boarding houses, and its presence would demoralize the entire neighborhood. This proved to be slightly entertaining when shortly afterwards became one of the choicest residential areas in the city.”

According to Mrs Fetter, “Apparently, Cranmer was less than overjoyed by the prospect of a grade school so close to his castle.. . . Over the years, George Cranmer mellowed, and even allowed Graland children to swim in his large outdoor pool.”

Graland Country Day School

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