Clay School is alive and well, and has received Prop S dollars to keep the building up to date. I hope it stays open for a long time. Its striking front entrance portal, complete with a colonnaded pediment above, welcomes… Continue Reading
More Tudor Revival splendor at the intersection of Kingshighway and Gravois, at the old Ittner-Milligan school that is now a charter school. The building is shaped like a cursive letter V, and uses the odd shaped plot of land in… Continue Reading
While Ittner and Milligan schools in St. Louis are amazing, it’s always interesting to see how educational architecture developed after their tenure. George Sanger took over as architect of St. Louis Public Schools in the early Twentieth Century. Many of… Continue Reading
Another of the great Ittner/Milligan legacy, the Dewey School was designed by Rockwell Milligan in 1917. It has a great mixture of styles, including Romanesque and Moorish elements. Like many of their schools, there is no central portal, but two… Continue Reading
Opened in 1931 according to plans by George W. Sanger, the Cole School is one of the few schools built after the golden days of Ittner and Milligan. It’s occupied and in good shape.
Opened in 1901, the Cabanne Branch of the St. Louis Public Library was originally funded by Andrew Carnegie. It reminds me of the appearance of Italian-inspired orangeries I have seen in Germany. Nearby is Clark Elementary, another Ittner and Milligan… Continue Reading
Yet another masterpiece of Ittner and Milligan is the magnificent Tudor Revival Soldan High School on Union, further up from the other institutions on the street north of Demar. The architecture is the typical, eclectic style of the famous architecture… Continue Reading
After the recent demolition of the Hodgen School on Lafayette, the old Lyon School in the Anheuser-Busch campus provides one of the few reminders of our education system before the rise of the great Ittner/Milligan team in the early Twentieth… Continue Reading
It’s always fun to come across another Ittner/Milligan school, but in this instance, it was coupled with the terrible realization that the old school had been devastated by fire. Note the teetering dormer. This is Hempstead Elementary School (see here… Continue Reading
Built in 1909 according to plans by William Ittner, the Ashland School is still occupied, which is a pleasant surprise when so many are going empty.