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South Junior High east facade detail, Grand Forks, N.D.
South Junior High east facade detail, Grand Forks, N.D.
TitleSouth Junior High east facade detail, Grand Forks, N.D.
Date of Original1998
DescriptionAn example of Collegiate Gothic architecture, the east facade of South Jr. High (Grand Forks, N.D.) features a striking two story entrance featuring a double-leaf doorway with transom framed on both sides by brick/concrete columns which also frame the second story window.The twin entrance columns contain high-relief figures of school children, a boy and a girl, reading Treasure Island and Little Women respectively. The shadows of the surrounding trees call on the building face.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectArt & Architecture
Education
Subject (LCTGM)Facades
Windows
Columns
Stone carving
Doors & doorways
Subject (LCSH)Gothic Revival (Architecture)
Subject (AAT)Gothic Revival
Collegiate Gothic
Organization NameGrand Forks Public Schools
LocationGrand Forks (N.D.)
AddressGrand Forks (N.D.) - Walnut Street
Decade1990-1999
Item Number32GF2757-01
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
ContributorWells, Theodore B.
Thorvaldson-Johnson
Contributor RoleArchitect; Contractor
Biography/HistoryBuilt in 1932, South Middle School (South Jr. High) was the only school built in Grand Forks between 1918 and 1948. The building had two additions, built in 1956 and 1978. The school remained in use until it was rendered unusable by the 1997 Grand Forks flood. South Jr. High was listed on the National Historic Register 1999-03-05.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Archaeology and Historic Preservation Division Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (32GF2757-01)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh32GF275701
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