Madras Elementary School (Madras Grade School) – Madras OR

City:
Madras, OR

Site Type:
Education and Health, Schools

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA)

Started:
1938

Completed:
1939

Designer:
Roald & Schneider

Contractor:
Baldwin & Whier

Quality of Information:
Good

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Public Works Administration (PWA) approved a grant for construction of the Madras Grade School in 1938. The original, $35,000 four-room school building plus auditorium was designed by the Portland architectural firm of Roald & Schneider and constructed by Baldwin & Whier of Hood River.

Substantial renovation work has expanded the school, currently called the Madras Elementary School. The front facade, however, retains much of its orginal colonial revival appearance. The one-story, red brick building is decorated with simplified classical details.

Source notes

"Madras Elementary School," Oregon State Historic Preservation Office Database. https://heritagedata.prd.state.or.us/historic/index.cfm?do=v.dsp_siteSummary&resultDisplay=656179

"School Structures Designed for Oregon Towns," Oregonian. November 13, 1938. p. 27,

Site originally submitted by Judith T Kenny on June 22, 2021.

Location Info


215 SE 10th
Madras, OR 97741

Coordinates: 44.633155, -121.124385

Site Details

Total Cost
$35,000

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