Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools

Designers: Maybury, Jefferson N., Architect (firm); Stephen, James, Architect (firm); Jefferson Nichols Maybury (architect); James Stephen (architect)

Dates: constructed 1906, demolished 1940

Stone Way and North 79th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

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Overview

The Daniel Bagley School was erected in 1905-1906, at the same time that the Seattle Public Schools' consulting architect, James Stephen was completing four other schools: Lincoln High School, Franklin School, Isaac I. Stevens School and Latona School. The Bagley and Latona Schools were constructed along a standard floorplan adopted by the school board c. 1905.

Building History

This school shared with several other schools (the Latona and Hay Schools, for example) an identical floorplan designed by the architect, James Stephen (1858-1938). It served students in grades first through eighth. It was named for the Reverend Daniel Bagley (1818-1905), a pivotal figure in establishing up what became the University of Washington. The school was originally known as the "North Green Lake School."

The Seattle Sunday Times described the Daniel Bagley School as it was being built: "The Daniel Bagley School will be completed about July 15. It is located on the east side of Woodlawn Park Avenue, at the intersection of North Seventy-ninth Street.... This building is after the model plan adopted by the Seattle School Board, having eight rooms, this being the center unit of a twenty-roomed building, and will accommodate 400 pupils." (See "School Buildings Under Way," Seattle Sunday Times, 06/24/1906, p. 53.)

Architect Jefferson N. Maybury designed a six-room addition during World War I. It was built inexpensively due to wartime exigencies, and was known as a "Liberty School." It opened in 1919. Additional land was purchased on the school's eastern periphery to make room for this Bagley School Annex.

PCAD id: 8011