Architecture of South High

Architectural Background of Historic South High

Architect Charles F. Owsley designed South High School in the Renaissance Revival style, mirroring the grandeur evident in his notable work on the Mahoning County Courthouse. The school features an 800-seat auditorium, coffered plaster ceilings, terrazzo floors, a marble entryway, and decorative columns and arches, alongside spacious classrooms. The cornerstone was laid in 1909, and the school officially opened its doors in 1911.

Uplighting Enhances the Intricate Facade

800 Seat Auditorium
Terrazzo Floors and Marble Steps