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Art Deco - 1276 Otter Street Central Elementary School


The Art Deco Style, so popular in the 1930’s, is detailed by sharp, angular surface forms and bold vertical ornaments, Repeated vertical arrows and thin vertical concrete lines reach to the sky. Repeated columns of brick corners, seen as darker panels of decorative brickwork, accent this monumental facade. Two colossal arches welcome visitors to the main entrance, flanked by monumental wings with massive windows.