CSDB 1874-1876



  • Founded the Colorado Institute for the Education of Mutes
  • The first building was a house on Cucharras and Tejon until the Main building was built. 
  • The first day of school was April 8, 1874, with seven students attending.
View from CSDB to Pikes Peak
  • Ten acres just east of the city were donated by the Colorado Springs Land Company.
Jonathan R. Kennedy
  • Founder Jonathan Kennedy was appointed as Superintendent.
Printing Press 1874
  • Major H. McAllister donated the first printing press to the students and on January 30, 1875 the first copy of the "Deaf-Mute Index" was printed. The name of the publication was later changed to the "Colorado Index".  Through this publication, these stories of CSDB have been preserved.



The Main Building 1876
  • The main building was completed at a cost of $5,000 and school resumed on Institute Street.