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Elementary School

4198 Seventh Ave., Rock Island (Rock Island Co.)



Longfellow Elementary is the only school in Rock Islandís historic KeyStone neighborhood.  Diamond patterns enliven the brick walls of this 1934 Tudor-style school, and delicately-carved stone finials line the roof above its main entrance.  Like many other historic schools across the state, however, Longfellow faces an iuncertain future. Every year, Illinois loses several architecturally significant schools statewide, which are replaced due to consolidation, deferred maintenance, and misconceived new construction.  Other neighborhood schools with an unclear future are Hubble Middle School (1925) in Wheaton and Edison Middle School (1914) and Dr. Howard Elementary School (1910) in Champaign. 










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