IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK
Although 3241 S. Michigan Ave. has been our home for nearly 70 years, we were not always located here. As optometry advanced, ICO’s needs and locations changed as well. What remains is the photographic evidence that the past leaves behind. Searching through the archives, we found addresses through the city that have been “home” to our optometry students.
ICO THROUGH THE DECADES
Although reaching 150 years is a momentous milestone, this is not the first big anniversary we have celebrated. Every few years we return to our history. It helps give context to just how far we've come. This year, we wanted to return to our past as seen through the eyes of our students. We spent weeks digging through our archives, pulling up old student newspapers, yearbooks and even a few scrapbooks compiled by each 50-year club, and along the way, we learned a lot about the personal milestones and the many lives who have made the institution what it is today. Here are just a few snapshots of life that we found.