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Home > Ohio > Cincinnati > Columbian School, 3415 Harvey Avenue, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH



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B&W Photos
View East, Historic Front Along Harvey Avenue
HB974373
View East, Historic Front Along Harvey Avenue
View Southeast, Historic Front And North Side
HB974374
View Southeast, Historic Front And North Side
View Southwest, North And East Sides
HB974375
View Southwest, North And East Sides
View Northwest, East Side
HB974376
View Northwest, East Side
View Northwest, East And South Sides
HB974377
View Northwest, East And South Sides
View Northeast, East Side
HB974378
View Northeast, East Side
View East, Historic Front Door, Facing Harvey Avenue
HB974379
View East, Historic Front Door, Facing Harvey Avenue
View West, Door To 1897 Addition, Facing Reading Road
HB974380
View West, Door To 1897 Addition, Facing Reading Road
View Northeast, Connection Between 1897 And 1929 Additions
HB974381
View Northeast, Connection Between 1897 And 1929 Additions
View West, Main Entrance Into 1929 Addition Facing Reading Road
HB974382
View West, Main Entrance Into 1929 Addition Facing Reading Road
View Northwest, Portico Of 1929 Addition Facing Reading Road
HB974383
View Northwest, Portico Of 1929 Addition Facing Reading Road
Classroom, Typical
HB974384
Classroom, Typical
Classroom, Typical
HB974385
Classroom, Typical
Interior Doorway, Typical
HB974386
Interior Doorway, Typical
Stairway, Typical
HB974387
Stairway, Typical
Basement Restroom
HB974388
Basement Restroom
Gymnasium/auditorium, Looking East From The Stage
HB974389
Gymnasium/auditorium, Looking East From The Stage
Gymnasium/auditorium, Looking West Toward The Stage
HB974390
Gymnasium/auditorium, Looking West Toward The Stage
Rookwood Pottery Fountain In Foyer To Gymnasium/auditorium
HB974391
Rookwood Pottery Fountain In Foyer To Gymnasium/auditorium
Original Dormer Window Of The 1892/93 Building That Was Enclosed In The Attic Of The 1897 Addition
HB974392
Original Dormer Window Of The 1892/93 Building That Was Enclosed In The Attic Of The 1897 Addition
Attic Space With Exposed Roof Trusses
HB974393
Attic Space With Exposed Roof Trusses
Attic Space With Exposed Roof Trusses
HB974394
Attic Space With Exposed Roof Trusses
Photocopy Of Original Plans By Henry Siter, C.1896 (original In Possession Of Cincinnati Board Of Education, To Be Conveyed To The Cincinnati Historical Society) East Elevation Of 1897 Addition
HB974395
Photocopy Of Original Plans By Henry Siter, C.1896 (original In Possession Of Cincinnati Board Of Education, To Be Conveyed To The Cincinnati Historical Society) East Elevation Of 1897 Addition
Photocopy Of Original Plans By Henry Siter, C.1896 (original In Possession Of Cincinnati Board Of Education, To Be Conveyed To The Cincinnati Historical Society) Longitudinal Section Of 1897 Addition
HB974396
Photocopy Of Original Plans By Henry Siter, C.1896 (original In Possession Of Cincinnati Board Of Education, To Be Conveyed To The Cincinnati Historical Society) Longitudinal Section Of 1897 Addition
Photocopy Of Original Plans, C.1927 (original In Possession Of Cincinnati Board Of Education, To Be Conveyed To The Cincinnati Historical Society) Basement Plan Of 1929 Addition
HB974397
Photocopy Of Original Plans, C.1927 (original In Possession Of Cincinnati Board Of Education, To Be Conveyed To The Cincinnati Historical Society) Basement Plan Of 1929 Addition


Data Pages


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Item Title


Location
3415 Harvey Avenue, Cincinnati, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OH-2384
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N265).
Building/structure dates: 1892 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1897 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1929 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1993 demolished
Significance: The Columbian School is a significant example of school design in Cincinnati during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The school represents a major city investment in the newly annexed neighborhood of Avondale. The size, architectural design and technological improvements such as fresh air ventilation are indicative of the importance of this structure. It remains a landmark in the neighborhood and a testament to the role of public education in the late nineteenth century. The older, principle wing of the building is one of the best examples of the Richardsonian Romanesque style in the city. While not totally true to the style, the building evokes its massive, heavy characteristics through simple form and large scale detailing. The alter addition, although less distinctive architecturally, is evidence of the increasing demand on the original building and of the importance of the school's location in the community. The school was designed by two prominent Cincinnati architects, Henry Siter and A. Lincoln Fechheimer.

Subjects
Schools


Related Names
Siter, H. E.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW EAST, HISTORIC FRONT ALONG HARVEY AVENUE
2. VIEW SOUTHEAST, HISTORIC FRONT AND NORTH SIDE
3. VIEW SOUTHWEST, NORTH AND EAST SIDES
4. VIEW NORTHWEST, EAST SIDE
5. VIEW NORTHWEST, EAST AND SOUTH SIDES
6. VIEW NORTHEAST, EAST SIDE
7. VIEW EAST, HISTORIC FRONT DOOR, FACING HARVEY AVENUE
8. VIEW WEST, DOOR TO 1897 ADDITION, FACING READING ROAD
9. VIEW NORTHEAST, CONNECTION BETWEEN 1897 AND 1929 ADDITIONS
10. VIEW WEST, MAIN ENTRANCE INTO 1929 ADDITION FACING READING ROAD
11. VIEW NORTHWEST, PORTICO OF 1929 ADDITION FACING READING ROAD
12. CLASSROOM, TYPICAL
13. CLASSROOM, TYPICAL
14. INTERIOR DOORWAY, TYPICAL
15. STAIRWAY, TYPICAL
16. BASEMENT RESTROOM
17. GYMNASIUM/AUDITORIUM, LOOKING EAST FROM THE STAGE
18. GYMNASIUM/AUDITORIUM, LOOKING WEST TOWARD THE STAGE
19. ROOKWOOD POTTERY FOUNTAIN IN FOYER TO GYMNASIUM/AUDITORIUM
20. ORIGINAL DORMER WINDOW OF THE 1892/93 BUILDING THAT WAS ENCLOSED IN THE ATTIC OF THE 1897 ADDITION
21. ATTIC SPACE WITH EXPOSED ROOF TRUSSES
22. ATTIC SPACE WITH EXPOSED ROOF TRUSSES
23. Photocopy of original plans by Henry Siter, c.1896 (original in possession of Cincinnati Board of Education, to be conveyed to the Cincinnati Historical Society) EAST ELEVATION OF 1897 ADDITION
24. Photocopy of original plans by Henry Siter, c.1896 (original in possession of Cincinnati Board of Education, to be conveyed to the Cincinnati Historical Society) LONGITUDINAL SECTION OF 1897 ADDITION
25. Photocopy of original plans, c.1927 (original in possession of Cincinnati Board of Education, to be conveyed to the Cincinnati Historical Society) BASEMENT PLAN OF 1929 ADDITION


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