Fort Vancouver Tapestry

32. Paddy Hough

Central School teacher

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Sponsored by: Neighbors in Hough Neighborhood
Here is a portrait is of Paddy Hough. Hough was lured to Vancouver by a job as head of Holy Angels College, an institution now long gone. He taught there all day, and then spent his nights training other students to become teachers. Hough left the parochial schools in 1891 to become principal of the Colombian School on Kauffman Avenue. In 1899, he became principal of Vancouver High School, a position he held until his "retirement" in 1908. His legacy remains today in an elementary school named Hough Elementary School, located in Hough Neighborhood – his chair remains on display at the school.