If you are a long time resident of Estherville you are going to disagree with us when we call this the Junior High. This building has been around for many years and has served many functions. At the time we were in school it was a junior high school, meaning that it was where the grades 7 through 9 held classes. We also understand that it was a high school at one time and now it is an administration building. The rails around the sidewalks are long since gone along with a bell tower to the left (South) of the building. But other than that the building looks pretty much the same as in this postcard.
If you check further down the School Page you will find another postcard of this building as it appeared in an architectural drawing by James S. Cox, Architect, Estherville, IA.
The lighter colored brick building to the North of this school was called Roosevelt School and during the 1950's and 1960's it was referred to the elementary school and is where Sandy and I attened 5th and 6th grades. We have not kept up on it's current use or name. Both schools are located on North 6th Street about one block North of the post office.
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