In the fall of 1940, Davenport opened up the six new school buildings. In imagery, three of these school buildings were English Tudor (see, for example, the Madison Elementary School, ME 135). One was Georgian/American Colonial, and two (including the Monroe School) were Art Deco/Streamline Moderne. Of these six buildings, the Monroe School was without question the most impressive in quality of design. Its architects were also the most flagrant in their use of the Moderne image with its bands of windows, corner windows, glass brick, and curved walls.
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Monroe Elementary School
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