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Washington Junior High School

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1933–1935, Karl Keffer and Earl E. Jones. 751 2nd Ave. S.

This two-story school in brick with stone trim is an example of the late-twenties Art Deco Moderne. In the entrance pavilion the architects have played on the theme of verticality, with the whole of the entablature composed of deeply shadowed vertical bands. Two panels with stylized eagles project above the central parapet. Later, unrelated additions were made in 1952 and 1957.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 61-61.

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