I’m not an expert on architectural styles, so I need help determining the architectural style of our beloved school building. In my opinion, it is Greek or Greek Revival. What is your opinion?
Author: Bob Johnson
Graduated from Central in 1965. Had the honor of being Mr. Central 1965. Started on the Central Basketball Team for three years and was a member of the Track Team in my senior year. Shared command with Bryant Millsaps of the Central JROTC unit in my senior year. Other activites at Central are documented in the 1963 -1965 Champions. Received an athletic scholarship and played Division I College Basketball for four years. When I graduated from Auburn in 1969, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Adjutant General Corps and served 25 years on active duty, retiring in 1994. Some of the military awards I earned include the Legion of Merit, one Meritorious Service Medal for Achievement, six Meritorious Service Medals for Service, Joint Service Medal for Achievement, two Army Commendations Medals, and Viet Nam Service Medal. After retirement in 1994, I became a Real Estate Broker until my second retirement in 2010. I am passionate about Central History and am pleased to be Administrator of this Blog/Site. View All Posts
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I’m not certain there is a difference between “Greek” and “Greek Revival” architecture, except for the period of construction. Any modern building built Greek style automatically becomes Greek Revival. The period of mid 19th to early 20th Century architecture was dominated by Greek Revival buildings, including high schools. The Barton Academy of Mobile, AL (1836) and Union HS of Anaheim, CA (built in 1912) are two examples that contain elements of Old Central. Google them for comparison.