Obscured by trees, Woodward Elementary School sits along a section of Bellerive Boulevard, which was part of a planned arterial system that would have gone around the entire city. It was never completed, but there is this school, which opened in 1921, designed by Rockwell Milligen.
The school has two identical wings that flank an ornate central portal.
The middle section, like many Milligen-designed schools, is awash in far more ornament than the much more spartan wings to the north and south. It could be best described as Tudor Revival, that period of the Gothic that moved into the Renaissance under the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
The southern wing, identical to the north, is not shrouded by trees to the same degree as the rest of the school building. The playground parking lot extends back to Bates Street, which is a secondary artery in the neighborhood.