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This four-story building of reinforced concrete and brick at 223 N. Jackson was designed in the 1960s by Glendale architects Raymond Jones and Charles Walton. Serving as headquarters for Glendale Unified School District, the building's simple design is a utilitarian take on Modernism, an architectural interpretation that became common in the 1970s. The south facade facing Wilson Avenue is somewhat enlivened by metal louvers that shade the windows from the summer sun and reduce the heat gain inside the building. In the winter, when the sun is lower in the sky, the same louvers allow the sun's rays to come into the building and save on heating costs.
The building, along with two apartment complexes, is being considered as part of a private development property swap.
Last updated: Oct. 11, 2015