|Title||Columbia School, Seattle, ca. 1909 |
|Photographer||Oakes Photo Co. |
|Date||ca. 1909 |
|Caption||Columbia School was built in 1892 and a wing was added on the west in 1893. King County School District 18 was formed in 1876. In 1880 the first school, a one-room building, was opened. It was located at 51st Avenue and Brandon Street. In 1891 Columbia School won out over Dunlap School as the main school for King County District 18. Pupils from the "Little School on the Hill" were sent to Columbia School which now had 2 teachers and 85 students. Classes met in the town hall and in the first floor of the school while the second floor was being built. Columbia School served an area six miles along the streetcar tracks and one mile on each side of the tracks. |
|Notes||Caption on image: The Columbia School. Oakes Photo Co.|
Photographer's reference number: 529.
Postmarked July 26, 1909 from Seattle, Wash., and July 27, 1909 from Chautauqua, Wash.; two-cent stamp.
Handwritten on verso: Dear Friend. Do you recognize it. I was glad to hear from you. So Long. Pierre.
Addressed to Miss Mabelle Hastings in Chautauqua, Wash.
Columbia School 1893 to 1923.
Caption taken from RVHS records.
Bell towers--Washington (State)--Seattle
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Columbia City (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Rainier Valley Historical Society Photograph Collection |
|Accession Number||93.001.174 |
|Ordering Information||To order a copy of this photograph, please email Rvhsoffice@aol.com and mention the Accession Number. |
|Repository||Rainier Valley Historical Society, Seattle |
|Repository Collection||Hall-Summers Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic postcard: b&w; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |