During the industrial development period of Waterloo’s history, the early 20th century, the district built grand new high schools to accommodate the many new students. Designed by local architect Mortimer Cleveland, the present East High School opened with considerable fanfare in 1919. It was built on High Street between Lime and Vine Streets, the site of the first East High School built in 1874. Additions and extensive remodeling were done in 1939, 1955, 1956, 1962, 1965, 2002, 2006, and 2007. You can read a history of East High by student Kris Oberheu which was published in the EHS student newspaper, The Orange and Black, in April 1990.