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Clinton High School (Roosevelt School)

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Roosevelt School
1888–1889, Josiah L. Rice. 600 S. 4th St.
  • Clinton High School (Roosevelt School) (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)
  • Clinton High School (Roosevelt School) (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

One could well drive by this two-and-a-half-story Romanesque Revival building and assume it was a county courthouse rather than a school building. The architect produced a square box and then through a slight play of surfaces and the injection of a corner tower, roof gables, and dormers, he was able to produce a picturesque form. The usual Richardsonian ornament is present, including the sunflower motif.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Clinton High School (Roosevelt School)", [Clinton, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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