Franklin D. Roosevelt High School (now The Roosevelt)

Edwards and Sayward; A. Ten Eyck Brown

Views of the elongated front

In the 1920s this large structure was built as a girls' high school but in 1985 it was closed as a school and converted to an apartment building.
The building is symmetrical with emphasis in the center and at each end. (Each end and the entrance are gabled.) It resembles ecclesiastical architecture (a rather mixed version!) with a rose window (Gothic), Romanesque arches, an entrance porch like an early Christian ciborium, and a dome like those on Byzantine churches. Brick and stone alternate in the dome and entrance canopy for decorative effect.

The central entrance

Compare the brick work on this Lombard Romanesque church.

Details of the top


Details of the end

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