Parker School

“Robbinsdale has today one of the finest school buildings of its kind in the State. This school is known as Parker School, in honor of Mr. Alfred Parker, an old settler, and a strong supporter of the school. It is a brick building, with stone basement and trimmings, elegant in design and convenient in arrangement, being supplied with all modern equipments. It contains four large rooms besides cloak rooms, office and recitation rooms. The halls are spacious and the basement contains gymnasium and furnace rooms. The entire building is exquisitely finished in oak. The school is well graded and it will, probably, become one of the State High Schools with the next year.”

excerpted from a Township History of Hennepin County,
Crystal Village by E.K. Jaques, 1891