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Sarah Scott Middle School for the Health Sciences

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1991, Zimmerman Design Group. 1017 N. 12th St.
  • (Photograph by Andrew Hope)

The architects created the appearance of a residential streetscape for this school, softening an institutional look with gabled two-story classroom blocks. The base is composed of alternating bands of white- and red-tinted concrete blocks. White and pink stucco sheathes the exterior, patterned to accent the classroom windows. Named to honor Sarah Scott, Milwaukee’s first African American school principal, the Milwaukee School District designated this school to serve students interested in health science careers. Consequently, classrooms combine lecture halls with laboratories, and fifth-through eighth-grade students participate in teaching programs affiliated with Milwaukee-area hospitals and medical colleges.

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Marsha Weisiger et al.


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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Sarah Scott Middle School for the Health Sciences", [Milwaukee, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 119-119.

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