Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools

Designers: Westcott and Gifford, Architects (firm); Howard Gifford (architect); Frederick E. Westcott (architect)

Dates: constructed 1922

2 stories

Main Street
Hartline, WA

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Main Street and Willard Street.

For many years this linear school building served as the only school for students living in the small farming town of Hartline, WA. Frederick Westcott and Howard Gifford's short-lived, Spokane-based partnership was responsible for its design. It operated from 1922 until 12/2008, when the Almira-Coulee Hartline Co-operative School District closed it; viewed as surplus property, its title was transferred to the Grant County Port District #5, the Port of Hartline, in 02/2010. The port decided to preserve the school and adaptively reuse it for other community purposes.

The Washington State Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) met at the Spokane Public Library, Main Branch, on 11/05/2009, to consider the eligibility of the Hartline School for placement on the Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places. The council voted unanimously to list the Hartline School on the register, and decided to forward its nomination to the National Park Service for review by the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places. It was granted National Register status in 01/2010.

A cupola originally stood above the building's central wing, but was later removed. A gymnasium/cafeteria was added to the Hartline School in 1966.

PCAD id: 15435