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Estherville High School Building

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1929. 6th St. N. between 3rd and 4th Aves. N.

This school building is a bold, abstracted exercise in the Gothic, a la Bertram G. Goodhue's work of the teens and early twenties. The massiveness of masonry is emphasized, especially in the central entrance block, and then repeated within the two end pavilions. Stylized Gothic ornamentation appears throughout the two-story building, its richest outlay being around the principal entrance doorway.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Estherville High School Building", [Estherville, 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, 383-383.

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