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Apartment Building (Washington School)

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Washington School
1907, William J. Edwards. 422 N 6th St.

Within the context of the Second Great Dakota Boom, unprecedented increases in the student population necessitated construction of several new schools. Edwards’s design for the three-story school was tentatively approved by the school board, but after a more scrupulous review by board member James Dinnie, a brickmason-contractor accustomed to estimating new construction, the design was judged too costly. Edwards proposed some modest cost-cutting changes and the board adopted the less costly design “without affecting the appearance or efficiency of the building.” Washington School bears a few classical influences, prominent keystones, and a strongly projecting cornice. The school has been converted into apartments.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Apartment Building (Washington School)", [Grand Forks, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 82-82.

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