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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.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Junior High School Building", [Charles 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, 365-365.

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