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Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, 2300 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA

Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, 2300 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA

 
 
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Significance: The Phillis Wheatley Elementary School located at 2300 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, exemplified International Style educational buildings in the state of Louisiana. Built between 1953 and 1955, the campus consisted of a cantilevered classroom building and a one-story cafeteria. Architect Charles Colbert's innovative design provided access to natural light and ventilation as well as providing a sheltered playspace below. In addition, the school was part of the 1950s building campaign undertaken by the Orleans Parish School Board to modernize area schools...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1774
Survey number: HABS LA-1453
Building/structure dates: 2011 Demolished
Building/structure dates: 1955 Initial Construction

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1933 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Colbert, Charles, Architect
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Library of Congress
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