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 the district as both a liberal arts academy and manual trades school- Ittner’s exterior artwork reflects this (see additional resources below).
(St. Louis Star Times, 10/7/1915)
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/8/1915)
Rob Powers’ “Built St. Louis” blog features photographs of the school building including the unique and colorful stonework on the outside depicting different manual trades. You can find page by clicking right here.