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Madison Elementary School

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1939, Childs and Smith; Arthur H. Ebeling. Northeast corner Locust St. and Brady Ave.

In contrast to the contemporary Monroe Elementary School, which utilized the latest fashion, the Streamline Moderne style, the Madison School continues the English Tudor tradition. However, here the Tudor is not only simplified compared to the use of this style in the teens and twenties, it is also somewhat miniaturized, as if the architects wished to bring it all down to the scale of the child. The principal devices used to convey the medieval are second-floor oriel and bay windows that terminate the two low projecting wings.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Madison Elementary School", [Davenport, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME135.

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Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 73-73.

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