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Google Earth/Sanborn Layer Fever *Updated*

So lately I’ve been into creating sanborn layers in Google Earth. It allows me, and hopefully other researchers, to more easily navigate sanborn maps without having to use online databases. It also provides you the ability to enjoy the features of Google Earth, such as turning on 3D buildings and…

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Cleveland High School

  Opened in 1915, Cleveland High School was at the time revered as the city’s largest, most state of the art school buildings. Designed by William B. Ittner, Cleveland opened with an abundance of modern features including a heated swimming pool and three gymnasiums. Like McKinley, Cleveland was viewed by…

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Roosevelt High School

Opened in winter of 1925, Roosevelt was seen as a needed relief for the increasingly populated south side of the city. Designed by Rockwell Milligan, the building’s entrance features detailed stone work, arched windows, its four turrets topped with copper domes,  reminiscent of Ittner’s work with both Soldan and Yeatman.…

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