South Hi Mount School No. 29 – Birchman

Funding for the construction of South Hi Mount School was provided by a 1933 bond issue. Hubert Hammond Crane was architect for the elementary school; Quisle and Andrews were named general contractors. The Works Progress Administration project, which included landscaping, was completed in 1936. The tile structure with a red brick veneer features a four-bay, cast-stone colonnade terminated by pediments in a severe, Moderne rendering of the Colonial Revival style. Two-story classroom wings flank the central block, which is crowned by a Colonial Revival lantern. A small addition to the west was completed in 1949, and the windows have been partially enclosed; otherwise, the school retains its original appearance. South Hi Mount contributes to the proposed Public Schools National Register Thematic Group.

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