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Junior High School Building

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1932, Jacobson and Jacobson. 500 Grand St.

The centerpiece of this Art Deco, pre-PWA public building is its two-story entrance with limestone details. Wide, layered, but only slightly projecting pilasters appear on each side of the doors. A pair of bronze “Roman” lanterns and their stands flank the entrance steps. The remainder of the two-story building is simply articulated by wide groups of windows providing natural light for the classrooms and other spaces.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Junior High School Building", [Charles City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO050.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 365-365.

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