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Ontonagon Elementary School Addition

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1938, Warren S. Holmes Company. 301 Greenland Rd.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

Artwork funded by the Public Works Administration (PWA) enhances the two-story red brick Ontonagon Elementary School addition to the Beaux-Arts classical Ontonagon Township School. Stone panels incised in sunken relief with allegorical figures depicting education—a musician, athlete, scientist, craftsman, artist, and scholar—surround the main central entrance. Ceramic tiles decorated with whimsical figures line the hall walls and a linoleum floor inlaid with storybook characters and a tiled fish fountain enliven the kindergarten room.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Ontonagon Elementary School Addition", [Ontonagon, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 497-497.

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