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McDowell, Mabel, Elementary School

Columbus, Indiana
County of Bartholomew.
2700 McKinley Avenue
National Register Number: 01000068
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - school. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IN-9 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: School.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 3, 2001):
Mabel McDowell Elementary School is an excellent representation of the effort in Columbus to improve the quality of life through outstanding design. The building is an early example of Modern architecture in Columbus, and an example of the contextual work of John Carl Warnecke, a leading architect of the twentieth century. The site contains 5 separate 1-story buildings linked by landscaped courtyards and covered walkways. Four classroom buildings flank the central hub which contains the cafeteria and administration spaces.

There are no threats at this time.

1. New roof and HVAC system to be added in August 2008 2. New boilers were added in 2007 3. Windows (frames) are being examined (2008) to make them energy efficient

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