AKA: Seattle Public Schools, Blaine, Catherine, K-8 School, Magnolia, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - elementary schools; built works - public buildings - schools - middle schools

Designers: Dietz and MacDonald, Architects (firm); Holmes, J. Lister, and Associates, Architects (firm); Robert Henry Dietz (architect); Joseph Lister Holmes Sr. (architect); Charles Graham MacDonald (architect)

Dates: constructed 1949-1952

2550 34th Avenue West
Magnolia, Seattle, WA 98199-3240

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When finished in 1952, the Blaine Junior High School covered 19 acres in the Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia, on the city's northwest. Blaine had 106,000 square feet in area, with 35 classrooms, a gymnasium seating 1,000. The classrooms were illuminated by monitor windows, allowing in northern light. The framing of the school was wood frame and reinforced concrete, with a sheathing of brick. Robert H. Dietz and Charles Graham MacDonald served as Associate Architects on the Blaine Junior High School in Magnolia.

Images of the Catherine Blaine Junior High School are included in Photo Collection #191, American Institute of Architects Photograph Collection, 1943-1976 held in the University of Washington Libraries, Department of Special Collections, Seattle, WA.

PCAD id: 8832