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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.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME130.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 72-72.

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