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Public
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Culture
American
Title
Riverview High School
exterior
Work Type
high school
Date
Work: 1957
Era: CE
Date Note: Demolished in June 2009
Image Date: 1988
Location
1 Ram Way
Creation Site: Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States
Period
International Style (modern European architecture style)
Description
The carefully delineated steel frame of Riverview High, filled with glass and concrete brick, creates a consistent rhythm all through the 1,000-student school. This over-all consistency is important, because the various elements of the school are rather firmly separated in plan: the list includes three two-story rows of classrooms and labs, another block which houses the gymnasium, auditorium, and music rooms, and a third major element containing shops, cafeteria, and library. Even the administrative offices and the health suite are built in separate little one-story buildings, within the grass enclave embraced by the bigger buildings. This dividing was necessary to secure free air circulation in all the rooms, large and small. The other trademark of the school is also attributable to Florida’s semitropical climate: tiers of horizontal precast concrete slabs hung in front of the classroom walls for sunshading. Architectural Forum 110 (April 1959): 112-113 ~ http://prudolph.lib.umassd.edu/node/4542
ID Number
20131109ARCH_0013
Source
Photographer: Wilson, Richard Guy
Spatial coordinates
27.282835,-82.517544
Rights
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File Properties
File Name
2755463.fpx
SSID
2755463

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