Oak Hill Elementary School

Named after the heights that were owned by the Russell family and contained their clay and coal mines (their estate was to the north), Oak Hill was designed by William B. Ittner and opened in 1907.

Oak Hill School Building, November 1938, Missouri History Museum, P0900-19772-01-2a

As is typical of many of Ittner’s schools, the building has a Northern European Sixteenth Century influence to it, reflecting a certain Hanseatic feel to its roofline.

But yet the arcaded front entry way has an almost Spanish feel to it, as Ittner loved giving his designs an eclectic composition.

The windows, with their complex designs, are also typical.

And in a first, I spot a fleur-de-lis!

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