Dr. Howe, on faculty
In 1930 an article by Dr. Howe entitled “Will vs. Brains as Assets to Education” appeared in the Harvard Alumni Bulletin (Dec. 18, 1930). The main focus of the article, as the title suggests, was on students, but its key message addressed how to develop in them good character and common sense.
Bill Barker, first Director of the Lower School
Dr. and Mrs. Howe were married in the fall of 1904. Mrs. Howe’s father had died the previous year, and the youngest of her six siblings, William Torrey Barker, Jr., was not yet ten.
Naming of Howe HouseThe Melvoin Building that now houses the Middle School replaced the Howe Building, which opened in the fall of 1957 but after a half century of service proved of a design and construction type that no longer permitted rehabilitation in a manner consistent with the...
Histories of Belmont Hill School
The School’s 50th anniversary witnessed publication of Roger Duncan’s The Story of Belmont Hill School, 1923-1973, cited in a prior post. On the 75th anniversary Harold Prenatt’s Belmont Hill School 1923-1998 appeared, contributing a significant photographic component to the story.
Memorial Edition of The Sextant
In the spring following Dr. Howe’s death, The Sextant published a memorial edition. A leather bound edition signed by the boys in every class, the faculty and the trustees, plus some graduates, was then presented to Mrs. Howe.