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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Jenny Higbee

Higbee College School, Memphis, Tennessee - postcard mailed May 1907 by ⓑⓘⓡⓒⓗ from memphis

Higbee College School Memphis, TN
C. 1950
Higbee Memorial at Overton Park, Memphis, TN

Jenny M. Higbee Memorial built near later site of Brooks Museum.  Moved near formal garden ca. 1959.

The Higbee School quickly became one of the South's leading educational institutions for young women. Jenny Higbee passed away in 1903 and the school could not survive without her, and it closed in 1910. The Memphis Trades and Labor Council purchased the property in 1921 and remodeled the building for their headquarters. In 1972 the old building was demolished. There is a memorial to Miss Higbee in Overton Park and Higbee Avenue is named for her.
By: Gail Howell