Sunday, February 3, 2008

Francis Scott Key Elementary

I just love this school. The details, the shape, the color. It was built in 1936.
I have no training in architecture, I'm just posting things I like (or not).

My first reaction was that the school is Art Deco.

The front:

Close-up of the pegasus:

But as I read about architectural periods, the curved corners seem to be Art Moderne.

The openwork elements appear all around the building.

I like the contrast of these tall straight elements...

with the rounded ones:

There are quite a few old photos in the Library's collection.

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