Endion School

Endion School is a former school building in the East End/Endion neighborhood of Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Built in ornate Richardsonian Romanesque style with a unique design on a prominent hilltop site, it has been a local landmark since its construction in 1890.[2] Endion School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 for its local significance in the theme of architecture.[3] It was nominated as the finest surviving example of Duluth's Late Victorian school buildings.[2]

Endion School
Endion School.jpg
Endion School viewed from the southeast
Endion School is located in Duluth
Endion School
Endion School is located in Minnesota
Endion School
Endion School is located in the United States
Endion School
Location1801 E. 1st Street, Duluth, Minnesota
Coordinates46°48′19″N 92°4′37″W / 46.80528°N 92.07694°W / 46.80528; -92.07694Coordinates: 46°48′19″N 92°4′37″W / 46.80528°N 92.07694°W / 46.80528; -92.07694
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1890
ArchitectAdolph F. Rudolph
Architectural styleRichardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference No.83000946[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 10, 1983

The footprint of Endion School is two squares overlapping at one corner. This unique design by local architect Adolph F. Rudolph allowed for classrooms with windows on two sides radiating around a central staircase.[2]

A two-story annex was added to the rear of the building in 1950. It was placed at a slight distance with a connecting hallway so all four of the original wing's ornate façades would remain visible. Endion School closed in the 1970s.[2] It has since reopened as an apartment building.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Nelson, Charles W. (September 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Endion School". National Park Service. Retrieved 2019-03-31. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help) With one accompanying photo from 1982
  3. ^ "Endion School". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  4. ^ "Endion School Apartments". City Center Housing Corp. 2019. Retrieved 2019-03-31.