AKA: Seattle Public Schools, Sixth Street School #2, Seattle, WA; Seattle Public Schools, Central School #1, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools

Designers: Palmer, Isaac, Architect/Builder (firm); Isaac A. Palmer (architect)

Dates: constructed 1882-1883, demolished 1888

Seattle, WA

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Isaac Palmer's 6th Street School #2 opened on 05/17/1883; it was renamed the "Central School" in 1884. This second 6th Street School replaced a pioneer, two-room school house erected in 1877. This second school burned due to a defective furnace in 04/1888, causing classes to be redistributed to neighboring schools. Another, modernized facility, the Central School #2 (Boone and Meeker, 1888-1889) replaced Palmer's building.

The 6th Street School #2 (Central School #1) had two stories and 12 rooms. It had complex roof lines, gabled bays on the north and south ends and a compound hipped roof sheltering the central pavilion. The main pavilion had a projecting central bay. A clock tower, placed at the apex of the main hipped roof, indicated class times to students.

Demolished by fire 04/1888.

PCAD id: 8611