South Ward School

500 S. Elm St., Cresco, Iowa. County/parish: Howard.

NRIS 82000408

1 contributing building.

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places September 19, 2019.

From Wikipedia:

South Ward School (Cresco, Iowa)

The South Ward School was a historic building located in Cresco, Iowa, United States. It served as a grade school from 1897 to 1978. Because of low enrollment it was not used from 1949 to 1953. The 2½-story brick structure was built on a raised limestone basement, and it was capped with a hipped roof. It was significant as a good example of late Victorian-style school buildings with Romanesque influences. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The school building has subsequently been torn down and replaced with a modern apartment building. It was removed from the NRHP in September of the same year.

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  • Byrne, James

Architectural styles:

  • Late Victorian
  • Romanesque

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