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

Designers: Jenkins and Jones, General Contractors (firm); Seattle Public Schools, District Architect, Blair, Edgar (firm); Edgar Blair (architect); Jacob Elshin (muralist)

Dates: [unspecified]

3000 California Avenue SW
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98116-3302

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Building Notes

The Engineering News reported in its issue of 10/05/1916: "Wash., Seattle--High School--School Bd. let contract West Seattle High School to JENKINS & JONES, Hinckley Bldg., $196,600." (See "Buildings: Bids in and Contracts Awarded," Engineering News, vol. 76, no. 14, 10/05/1916, p. 182.) Jenkins and Jones served as the building contractor for the West Seattle High School.

Muralist Jacob Elshin painted a mural triptych for the school's main hallway in 1939; it was vandalized in the 1970s, stored in an art classroom, and restored to a new location in the school library in 2002;


The high school experienced a renovation and an addition completed in 09/2002; the restoration cost was $53.2 million;

PCAD id: 5309