James A. Garfield school, photo taken 1983
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Garfield, James A., School
840Waterman, Detroit - Wayne County
Other Names Beard, Frank, School
Frank H. Beard School Historic District-Local
Property Type brick building
Historic Use EDUCATION
Style Late Victorian
Architect/Builder Malcomson and Higginbotham
Narrative Description The James A Garfield School, is a red-brick, two-story, rectangular, Late Victorian building with a hip roof. The principal feature of the school's symmetrical facade is a centrally positioned, partly projecting, square, hip roof, entrance tower with a deeply recessed, arched entranceway in its base. The front facade is organized into five bays. Its two end bays and central bay project outward while the other two recede.
Period of Significance 1866-1900
Significant Date(s) 1896, 1900
Registry Type(s) 01/26/1984 National Register listed
03/20/1984 State Register listed
Site ID# P4507