Opened in 1904, Yeatman High School was one of two (the other being McKinley High School) new high schools built to serve the growing St. Louis population at the turn of the century. Located at Garrison and Natural Bridge, this beautiful building, stood as an imposing feature of the north city skyline at the time of its construction. Its design, that of William B. Ittner, featured stunning copper domes and ornate stone cornices.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/6/1902)
The city’s website features short histories written by late historian Norbury Wayman, you can find his timeline of the schools in the Fairgrounds neighborhood, including Yeatman, by clicking right here.
Rob Powers’ “Built Stl” blog features a fantastic visual tour of Ittner/Milligan school buildings including Yeatman High School, you can find his entry for Yeatman which features many interesting architectural photographs by clicking right here.