West Franklin Street after Phase II
The building on the right of this picture is the Ritter-Hickok House, built in the early 1850’s. Next is the new Gymnasium Building built in the contemporary modernist style about 1957. On the extreme left is the twelve-story, former Monroe Terrace apartments, built about 1912 and now a women’s dormitory (Johnson Hall).
The concept of modernism is a central theme in the efforts of 20th century modern architecture. Gaining blobal popularity, especially after the Second World War, architectural modernism was adopted by many architects and architectural educators, and continued as a dominant architectural style for institutional and corporate buildings into the 21st century. (Not sure you need this)