825 South Taylor, St. Louis, MO, 63110 / Cake artist: April Morrison

 

Another place celebrating a milestone anniversary was Central Institute for the Deaf (CID), which has been open for 100 years! In 1914, Dr. Max Goldstein founded a place for deaf children after giving up his profession as a doctor. The office was located at Vandeventer and Westminister Place. Its vision is to help people learn to listen, talk and read without using sign language. CID is a leader in highly individualized deaf education, and its methods are used in 34 countries and all 50 U.S. states. It is an affiliate of Washington University. Goldstein also invented the Simplex tube, which was an early hearing device used in a classroom. Heather Whitestone-Callum, one of CID’s alumni, became the first deaf woman to be crowned Miss America in 1995 (she represented Alabama).

Front entrance
Front entrance
The cake, sitting at the garden outside the South entrance!
The cake, sitting at the garden outside the South entrance!

Cake placement date:  March 27

Where is the cake now?:  The cake still sits in the same place.  (October 2017)

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