Israel Putnam School

School and Oak Sts., Putnam, Connecticut

Photos 

View southeast, west elevation (facade) and site

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Israel Putnam School has historical significance as the town's first modern school building. Completed in 1902, the grammar school embodied early 20th-century concerns for fire safety, generous light and ventilation, and student amenities. The building also has architectural significance: its quoins, Classical details, and arcaded entry typify the revival styles of the period and were intended to reflect the community's commitment to education and progress. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 13, 1984
Reference number
84000788
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Georgian Revival
Areas of significance
Education; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
School
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1902

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • April 28, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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