June 28, 2011 Uncategorized

Modern Snapshot: Rollingwood Elementary School Building

Rollingwood Elementary
During and after World War II, the population of the Washington area boomed. There was a great need, especially in the growing suburbs, for libraries, houses of worship and schools. Most of it was basic modern design of the time, or as one of my favorite sites calls it: mid-century mundane. One example of this 1950s public architecture is the former Rollingwood Elementary School in Chevy Chase. (It is now a private French International School.) I drive or cycle by this almost everyday. I finally got off my bike the other day to snap a few shots. I like the the Neutra-like raised metal letters and numbers and the screen block on the side of the building.

Rollingwood Elementary

Rollingwood Elementary - front

Rollingwood Elementary - screen block

Rollingwood Elementary - screen block and building

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  1. Hiram — January 11, 2015 @ 8:18 pm         Reply

    Hi. I was browsing for the Rollingwood Elementary School and got into your post. The thing is that I studied at Rollingwood in the late 50s at primary level. I was a foreing student, so those images and memoirs were fundamental for me. I´m glad the building remains in educational use. We used to live in the same Woodbine street. I have searched for our house with Google´s Street View but haven´t been habel to locate it (I don´t remember the street number).

    Do you know of more pictures of the School in the Internet?



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