- Hall Elementary School was named for Frank H. Hall (1841-1911).
- Hall was a soldier, educator, businessman, inventor and author.
- He served as the second (1868-1875) and sixth (1887-1890) superintendent of the West Aurora Schools.
- Hall developed an advanced course of study for older students. As a result, five students comprised the first class to graduate from the West Aurora Schools in 1870.
- During his tenure, the high school was accredited by Chicago University, forerunner to the University of Chicago. It was the first three-year high school to receive that honor.
- In 1892, he invented the Braille typewriter. Interestingly, Hall never patented the typewriter because he felt “profit should not sully the cause of serving the blind.”
- Hall met Helen Keller at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. She was overcome with gratitude to Hall for enriching her life.
frank haven hall
Superintendent (1868-1875, 1887-1890)
Hall Elementary School
Dedicated in 1961
2001 Heather Dr. Aurora, IL 60506