Harvard School, a military boarding school with 42 boys, was established in 1900 by Grenville C. Emery in a barley field at what is now the corner of Western Avenue and Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles. Mr. Emery received permission from Charles W. Eliot, Harvard University President, to use the Harvard name. By the mid 1920s Harvard had outgrown its original campus. Following the vision of two-time Headmaster Bishop Robert Gooden, the school borrowed $25,000 from aviation pioneer Donald Douglas and moved to the defunct Hollywood Country Club on Coldwater Canyon in 1937. By the time Thomas Hudnut became headmaster in 1987, Harvard had transformed into a day school, had set aside its military program, and had an enrollment that exceeded 800.