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Demolition of Iroquois Middle School , Front Entrance

Demolition of Iroquois Middle School , Front Entrance

GRHC - 2009

Most of the architectural details surrounding the Iroquois Ave. entrance have been been removed but still remain around the windows on the second and thrid floors. The brick walls beneath the facing brick have been exposed on either side of the doors.


Full Details

TitleDemolition of Iroquois Middle School , Front Entrance
Current Address1050 Iroquois Dr. SE
ArchitectHenry H. Turner
Date Constructed1924-25
Original OwnerGrand Rapids Public Schools
Original UsePublic school
NeighborhoodOttawa Hills

Title by cataloger.
Excerpted from A Brief History of Ottawa Hills High School, 1925-1957, By Mable C. Tenhaaf - English Teacher. "To carry out the Indian theme suggested by the name of the school, designs taken from Indian pottery, blankets, and rugs were used in a border about the main entrance, and directly above the door was an Indian head, which was later adopted as the symbol of the school."
The architectural elements from the entrance are being preserved and will be incorporated into the new building that will occupy the site.
Iroquois Middle School, the original Ottawa Hills High School, closed in 2005. In December of 2008 it was purchased by the Grand Rapids Christian Schools.

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