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Columbia Elementary School

Due to the recent round of school closings that saw Dunbar on the other end of the neighborhood closed, Columbia Elementary School stayed open.

Columbia School, July 1930, Missouri History Museum, P0900-12400-01-8n

Opened in 1929, this Ittner/Milligan school replaced an earlier building that was destroyed by a tornado. Like many of the schools on the Northside, it replicates the architecture of northern Europe.

And like is so often the case, there is an elaborate central portal with less ornate flanking wings.

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