MATC Central HS Arch
Today's image is titled MATC Central HS Arch and was photographed by Aaron Kraus.
This photo depicts an arch facing Wisconsin Avenue, the most prominent physical vestige of the old Madison Central High School. Razed in 1986 to make room for a parking lot, the building was designed by Cass Gilbert, a prominent architect a century ago responsible for the design of the Woolworth Building, the Minnesota State Capitol, the New York Life Insurance building, and the home of the United State Supreme Court, among many others. Kraus originally shot the photo in February 2006. More details about the vestigial remnant of the building is provided by Nadine Goff, who writes about the schools legacy on her two blogs: Madison Central High Class of 1965 and Madison Central High School History.
There is a larger version of the photo in the gallery at right.
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