Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - high schools

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1915-1916, demolished 1997

1418 NW 65th Street
Ballard, Seattle, WA 98117-5237

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Building History

Classes began in this $350,000 facility on 01/03/1916, although the formal dedication did not happen until 01/13/1916. The Seattle Times commented on 01/02/1913, the day before the school was occupied: "In every respect, the school embraces the most modern ideas in educational lines. It is fireproof, built of brick and concrete, and has a rostrum-stage which is as complete in details as that of an opera house. The auditorium will seat 1,200 persons, and the school itself is designed to accommodate 1,000 pupils." (See "New Ballard High To Be Opened Tomorrow," Seattle Times, 01/02/1916, p. 20.) Although designed for 1,000, only 400 students and 21 faculty utilized the facility at its opening. Later in the 1916 school year, however, 300 students from overcrowded Lincoln High School were transferred to the new Ballard complex. (See "History of Ballard High School," accessed 04/15/2015.)

Ballard High School #2 underwent several remodelings over its 81-year life span (see below), and, by the late 1950s, accommodated 2,000 students. Ballard High School #3 replaced the second school on the same site. While construction of the third school occurred during the 1997-1998 and 1998-1999 school years, Ballard High students attended Lincoln High School's facility.


Ballard High School #2 underwent renovations in 1925, 1941 and 1959. This old campus contained four buildings when it was demolished; the old high school was replaced by a two-story structure on the same site costing $48.2 million.


This facility was razed in 1997;

PCAD id: 5305