Dunbar Elementary School

Originally opened as the William B. Glasgow Elementary School in 1912, this school is now known as Dunbar. Designed by William B. Ittner, and it is a great example of the Tudor Revival period in the architecture firm’s history.

It reminds me of the designs for Horace Mann and Mullanphy Elementary schools in the southern portion of St. Louis. But this school seems to have some added panache.

There are those amazing tiles murals, as seen below.

And then there are those gargoyle heads flanking the entrance portals.

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  1. Elaine Cox Smith says:

    Attended Dunbar Elementary during early 1950 s outstanding school architecture unsurpassed.. neighborhood very close everything needed was centrally located…low crime Great family environment respect was paramount among all nhabitants

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