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Central High School

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1892–1893, F. S. Allen. 1912–1913, addition. 1212 Nebraska St.

Lake Superior brownstone was used to construct this Romanesque “pile.” A seemingly stern but actually quite fairy-tale-like crenellated castle resulted. The north wing was added in the same style in 1912–1913. Within the building is a Federal Arts Project (WPA) mural, Arrival of the First Teacher, by Herbert O. Mayer.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Central High School", [Sioux City, 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, 502-502.

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