Junior High School 216

Address: 175th Street and 64th Avenue
Neighborhood: Flushing
Architect:  Kebbon, Eric
Year: 1955
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Honorable Mention
Typology:  School or College

Junior HS 216 is a standard mid-1950s design–tan brick exterior, metal framed windows, flat roof, and minimal detailing. The one design feature to call out in the panels of dark red polished granite between the windows and around some entrance ways. The designer, Eric Kebbon, was architect of the NYC Board of Education from 1938 to 1952 so this design was most likely one of his last for the school system. All of his designs follow a similar pattern and more than a hundred examples exist across the city. After the early 50s, more public schools came to be designed by more prominent NYC-based and national firms.

 

Junior High School 216

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