High School for the Practical Arts, Winthrop St., corner of Greenville St., Roxbury, Mass.

Description

A view of the side and front façades of the High School of Practical Arts at 35 Greenville Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The school opened on December 1, 1913. It was designed by Julius Adolph Schweinfurth in the form of a central division with two side wings. The pediment of the entrance way is supported by two caryatids. Above the entrance are two Doric columns upholding a sculptural frieze of winged figures. A car is parked at the side of the building, and several people lean out of open windows. The school closed in 1954, at which point the building became the Girls' High School through 1974. From 1974 to 1981 it was the Roxbury High School, and from 1981 until 2013 it was the Henry Dearborn Middle School. More recently, the Middle School became the Dearborn STEM Early College Academy, although the STEM school has since moved out of the building.

Details

Descriptive Terms

columns (architectural elements)
caryatids
high schools (buildings)
Doric (architectural style)
home economics
flagpoles
Classical Revival (European revival style)
friezes (ornamental areas)
exterior views
public buildings
education
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000318
AccessID 495
Other identifier HNEDID-000318

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0100.006

Date Notes

1914-1920s

Places

Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Clark, William T. (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Schweinfurth, Julius, 1858-1931

Other Organizations

Boston Public Schools

Subjects

Greenville Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
teenage girls
Winthrop Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Modern: Public and Commercial Buildings: Unmounted