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office. a. Pupils' cloak-room.
6. Teachers' room.
PLANS AND DESCRIPTION OF THE EUILDING DESIGNED FOR THE PUBLIC HIGA
SCHOOL OF St. Louis, MissouRI. The building in its extreme length is one hundred and six feet; and in its extreme width eighty-four feet, including towers and transepts. The body of the building is eighty-four feet, by sixty-seven ; main height seventy-one feet; and to the apex of the roof eighty-six feet. Front square tower, used respectively in each story for reception room, library, museum, and astronomical observatory, is one hundred and six feet high. Octagonal tower flanking each corner, is one hundred and two feet high. The wings or transepts on the sides, are thirteen by seventeen feet, with large gothic windows, seven by thirty-four feet. A similar window is in the large square front tower. All the windows have large cast iron hood moldings painted in imitation of stone; buttress caps, string courses, and wall copings, also of cast iron, and finished in the same manner; the roof is covered with slate, with copper gutters.
Transverse and longitudinal balls, divide the first and second stories into four rooms each, and each room is capable of accommodating seventy scholars.
The desks are supported in an entire new style, by means of a cast iron peristyle, with large pedestal and four claws for screws. The peristyle is placed in the centre of the desk, adding much to the comfort, cleanliness, quiet, and free ventilation of the room. The desks are made of cherry and varnished. The chairs, which are on the arm chair fashion, are supported similarly to desks, move on a pivot so as to turn one-quarter way round, and the iron work of both desk and chairs are neatly bronzed.
Wardrobe rooms in the towers, are attached to each school-room, with hydrant, and iron sinks for washing and drinking purposes.
The philosophical and chemical lecture-room in the basement, is sixty-one feet by thirty-one feet, with apparatus rooms in towers, with sinks and water; also.