We tend to take for granted the things we see all the time. Consider the buildings that make up our school. Coming and going, Monday through Friday, day in and day out, it would be easy to forget that Walter Reed Middle School is actually an impressive example of architecture from a time when society invested in public infrastructure with much more enthusiasm and consideration than happens today. As we approach the 80th anniversary of this school (1939-2019) it would be wise to take a closer look at what makes Walter Reed special. In a previous post, we learned about the well known architect that designed this school; in this post, we will take a closer look at the architectural style of Walter Reed and the elements and principles that make up that style.
Stop and think about this for a moment: Walter Reed will celebrate 80 years of serving this community in 2019. Opened in 1939 as North Hollywood Junior High School, the name was changed to Walter Reed Junior High School in 1957, and later became designated a middle school in the late 1990s. As we approach this important milestone it might do us some good to investigate and learn a little more about our school.
If you’re looking for reference material for residential architectural styles you’ve come to the right place. Anything I find relating to this topic I’ll dump here. At one point or another I might try to come back and put things in some semblance of order, but for now have at it. Also: let me know if you find anything especially useful that you think might be a good fit for this post.