The Cleveland Group Plan of 1903
View of the back side of the Board of Education
Building with the Lincoln statue . View image.
Cleveland Board of Education Building
- Designed by: Walker and Weeks
- Completed in: 1931
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The Cleveland Board of Education Building was designed by the architectural firm of Walker and Weeks. A six story example of Beaux-Arts style influenced by the Italian Renaissance, it has been extensively renovated interiorly, but retains its exterior integrity. It continues as the administration building for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
In terms of artwork, the building is noted for the Holden Murals, painted by Cleveland artist Cora Holden in the main lobby. With the subjects of “Progress of Education” and “Branches of Education” the panels each measure 12 by 16 feet.
At the front entrance to the building (facing the Mall) is a statue of Abraham Lincoln by Max Kalish, financed by the pennies of Cleveland schoolchildren. The text of the Gettysburg address is inscribed on the base.
- Brief slide show of the building's exteriors - From D. H. Ellison Co.
Board of Education Building, facade. View image.
Street scene of the construction of the Board
of Education Building. View image.