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1950's School Architecture

Article taken from SCHOOLHOUSE When Your Neighborhood Needs a School 1958

A wonderful glimpse at school life in the 1950's. Girls wore poodle skirts and bobby socks and boys had rolled up jeans and greased back hair. They sat on chairs by Charles Eames and read their books under lighting by George Nelson. The buildings were mid century modern works of art by famous architects such as Richard J. Neutra, Victor A. Lundy, Hugh Stubbins, Paul Thiry, Mario J. Ciampi, The Architects Collaborative and more.

corona Avenue School, Bell, Ca by Richard Neutra

Alta Vista Elementary School, Sarasota Fl by Victor Lundy

Walnut Creek Elementary School, Walnut Creek Ca by John Lyon Reid & Partners

The Country School, Weston Ma. by Hugh Stubbins & Assoc.

North East Public Library, Seattle Wa. by Paul Thiry

Sonoma Elementary School, Sonoma Ca. by Mario J. Ciampi

Alta Vista Elementary by Victor Lundy

Norkirk Elementary School, Kirkland Wa. by Waldron & Deitz

Westmoor High School, Daly City Ca. by Mario J. Ciampi

Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, New Orleans La. by Charles R. Colbert, M.P. Lowery, J.T. Dent, S.C. Moschella Architects


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