AKA: Seattle Public Schools, Dunlap, Joseph and Catherine Henderson, School #1, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1898

1 story

South Kenyon Street and Rainier Avenue South
Dunlap, Seattle, WA 98118

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The intersection was known as Kenyon Street and Rainier Avenue originally.


The Dunlap School #1 opened c. 1898 near the intersection of South Kenyon Street and Rainier Avenue South.

Building History

This one-room, wood-frame schoolhouse was built in or just prior to 1898. According to Building for Learning: Seattle Public School Histories, 1862-2000 by Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr, "Originally, the old school was set for expansion with a three-room addition. However, the Dunlap family then donated property for a new, larger school, directly across the creek to the north of the old homestead, which for years was marked by a few old apple trees." (See Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr, HistoryLink.org, "Seattle Public Schools, 1862-2000: Dunlap Elementary School," published 09/06/2013, accessed 08/04/2021.)

It was superceded by the construction of the Dunlap School #2 (1904) designed by Seattle architect James Stephen (1858-1938).

PCAD id: 8233