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Central School (Lake City, Iowa)

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Area  less than one acre
Built by  Robert Harrison
Phone  +1 712-464-8639
Added to NRHP  3 January 1985
Built  1884, 1897
NRHP Reference #  85000001
Architectural style  Italianate architecture
Architect  William Foster
Central School (Lake City, Iowa)
Location  201 S. Center Lake City, Iowa
Address  211 S Center St, Lake City, IA 51449, USA
Hours  Closed now Tuesday9:30–11:30AMWednesday9:30–11:30AMThursday9:30–11:30AMFriday9–11:30AMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday9:30–10:30AM
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Central School is a historic structure located in Lake City, Iowa, United States. A bond referendum for a new school passed in February 1884. The Des Moines architectural firm of Foster & Liebee designed the building in the Italianate style, and it was built by contractor Robert Harrison. They based their plan on an example the school board found in Everett's School Architecture. The exterior of the two-story structure is composed of locally produced brick and it cost $7,175 to build. Two classrooms were located on each of the two floors. A frame building to house the kindergarten was built in 1895, and the school board determined the following year to expand the building by four more classrooms. In 1897 the addition was completed, as was another grade school building in town. A high school was built in 1904, which took the pressure off the school's population. The building served as a school building until 1980. It was acquired three years later by Central School Preservation Inc. and renovated for a historic-cultural center. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.


Central School (Lake City, Iowa) Wikipedia

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