This rather austere building on Holly Avenue once was a boarding school for girls. Scott enrolled in a dancing school here (bet it was his mother's or grandmother's idea!). Because his grades were not very good, he was expelled from St.Paul Academy and enrolled in an Eastern boarding school at age 15. Until he entered Princeton, he was home only for the holidays.
Today in MN History: 1860 - Telegraph service reaches Minneapolis. (Historical information taken from the MN Historical Society's website: mnhs.org)