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Davenport High School Building (now Central High School)

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now Central High School
1904–1907, J. Temple and Parke T. Burrows. 1120 Main St.

In the central pavilion of this three-story building on a raised basement the architects provided a screen of Ionic columns and pilasters. The verticality of the columns and piers was carried up to the parapet through pairs of bold consoles. Though Beaux-Arts in design, the building's sandstone and brick walls tie it into the Richardsonian Romanesque of the late nineteenth century.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Davenport High School Building (now Central High School)", [Davenport, 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, 72-72.

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