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DENMAN SCHOOL-HOUSE. The Denman School building was erected in 1864, at a cost of $78,000, including furniture, and bears the name of the teacher who founded the school in 1851, was afterwards City Superintendent, and Principal of the school. It is designed exclusively for girls, and accommodates six hundred pupils.
The plan of the building is a parallelogram of ninety-eight and a half feet by sixty-one feet, having its entrance on the long sides, in projecting portions, each twenty-nine feet by three and a half feet.
The building is three stories high, the first being thirteen and a half feet, and the second and third stories, each fifteen feet high, besides the attic, which is twelve feet high, and contains sixteen Luthern windows in its inclined sides, and six in the projecting portions of the two fronts.
The distribution of the first, second, and third stories is uniform, each containing four school-rooms of twenty-eight by thirty-four feet; four wardrobe rooms of six and a half by twenty-one and a half feet; two teachers' rooms of six and a half by nine feet; and a hall, eleven feet wide, through the centre of the building, transversely, with easy, spacious stairways at each end, which extend to the attic and discharge below by four spacious doors.
The attic contains two recitation rooms, each twenty-seven by thirty-three and a half feet, and an assembly room capable of accommodating the entire school.
Fresh air is introduced through apertures near the floor, and regulated by registers, while the vitiated air is allowed to escape througb ventilators near the ceiling.
FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS.
C. C. Teachers' rooms.
PLAN OF ST. PHILIP SCHOOL, NEW ORLEANS, LA. St. Philip Public School for Boys is situated in Second Municipality, on St. Philip street. The building is 57 x 159 feet—two stories, and a basement, which is used with the yard for exercise. There are fourteen rooms, six of which are 34. 5 X 261, and eight are 281 x 28.1—all furnished with the best style of seats and desks.
PLAN OF GRAMMAR SCHOOL, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. The outside dimensions of the Public School-house on the corner of Centre and Walnut streets are 52 feet front by 774 feet deep, with a wing on each side for stairs, closets and halls, 7} by 34 feet deep. On the first floor, besides an office for the Board of Trustees, (B,) the Superintendent, (C,) and Secretary, (D) there are two school-rooms, (A,) 24 x 30, with a pupil cloak-room 54 x 10 feet, and a teachers' room 61 X 8 feet attached. On the second and third floor are four rooms of the same size, with similar small rooms attached, and on the fourth floor are two school-rooms, (A,) and one large hall, (D,) capable of being enlarged to the additional capacity of the school-rooms by sliding the partitions into the walls.
Around three sides of each school-room is a raised platform for recitations, and on the fourth for the teacher. Into the walls, in the place of blackened or other prepared dark surface, are set large slates for demonstrative exercises.
Each story is supplied with pure air, water, and every requirement of comfort, cleanliness and health, and security against fire or panic. The stairs are on each side of the building, running up half way to a platform, and thence to the floor above, with solid partitions dividing the different flights-preventing sliding, and danger from pressure.
It is built of brick, with stone trimmings, slate roof, and galvanized iron cornice, and furnished with the best style of seats and desks, at a cost of $45,000, exclusive of lot valued at $12,000.