Schools -- Henry Street School, Savannah Ga.
F. M. Kirby & Co. USA
Public schools -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History -- Pictorial works.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Color postcard with no border and divided back, postally unused. The Henry Street School, located at 115 Henry Street, was designed by Gottfried Norman and built by Andrew J. Aylesworth. The plans for the Queen Anne revival styled building were accepted in 1891, with costs estimated at $30,000. It is constructed of red brick with terra cotta ornamentation by Southern Terra Cotta Works of Atlanta and accented with rusticated granite. A large arched entrance under a gabled center pavilion made an impressive portal. The rounded arches were Richardsonian Romanesque and an iron fence ringed the perimeter. The first floor windows were topped by arched transoms with small multiple square lights. In 1910, additions for each end of the building were designed by Hyman Witcover. He used the same façade treatment and added gables to the side elevations of the building. The building was used as a school until 1975. In 1986, it was purchased by SCAD and renovated to provide classroom space. Most of the original design elements were kept in tact. It was renamed Henry Hall, and later changed to Eckburg Hall.
The publisher of this postcard was Fred Morgan Kirby of Wilkes-Barre, PA who produced cards between 1887-1997 to sell in the F. M. Kirby stores, a large chain of 5 and 10 cent stores. They specialized in views of the American South and mid-Atlantic region.
A - 14209 appears on the lower portion of the back of the card under the address area.
Scholars wishing to cite this item should include item title, Savannah Postcard Collection, MS 016, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the item's url.
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
MS 016 Savannah Postcard Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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