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East Waterloo High School

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c. 1923. Northeast corner of High and Vine streets

A lively exterior stairway encompassed within a stone balustrade terminating in inverted consoles leads up to an academically correct portico on a raised basement, with arches below and Ionic columns above. An unusual aspect of the design is the row of overscaled vent grilles in the attic story. Within the building are murals of the 1930s by Herman O. Myre. Their subject is the early history of Iowa.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "East Waterloo High School", [Waterloo, 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, 442-442.

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