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Junior High School - Anaconda, MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 46° 07.623 W 112° 57.231
12T E 349056 N 5110019
Quick Description: Designed by Great Falls Architects Shanley and Baker the school was completed in 1928. The main entrance is framed by a beautiful carved sandstone frame with floral designs in the arched transom and the words Junior High School above.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 1/26/2015 10:15:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMN9RC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 1

Long Description:
The school is now closed, being replaced by another three blocks to the northeast, so this building could already be in private hands or it could still be in the inventory of the school district.

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

The Anaconda Junior High School at 408 Main features a Commercial-style, central block and wings design with Colonial Revival affinities and sandstone medallion trim (similar to the Brentwood Apartments one block south).

Designed by the Great Falls architectural firm of Shanley and Baker, the original Anaconda Junior High School was built in 1927. There is a castellated parapet, sandstone belt courses and trimmings, and large sandstone door surrounds with a central stone block in the parapet wall with a book and two torches carved in relief. A similar relief appears above the main front doors with the carved words Junior High School.

The rear gymnasium wing was constructed as an addition to the Central School, which occupied this site prior to the Junior High's construction. The gymnasium addition was designed by architect Fred Willson of Bozeman. Although the window treatments in the school building have been significantly altered, the school otherwise retains integrity. The building's commanding presence at the southwest corner of Main and West Fourth Streets and its intricate stone relief and brick masonry detailing make it an important element of the historic district.
From the NRHP Continuation Sheet

School

Type of material of the door: Steel

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Other

Address or physical location:
408 Main Street Anaconda, MT USA 59711


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